Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, face off with protesters after a rally on the campus of the University of Illinois-Chicago was cancelled due to security concerns Friday, March 11, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Charles Rex Arbogast

Joe: Donald Trump’s Chicago scam

In light of Friday night’s fracas in Chicago, Joe Scarborough writes, “America faces a deepening divide that is tearing away at the fabric of this great land.” 

Joe continues in The Washington Post

Friday’s freak show was as prepackaged as a rerun of “Celebrity Apprentice.” The only difference was that Donald Trump delivered his lines on the phone from a hotel room in the Windy City instead of on the set of his made-for-TV boardroom. It was all a scam. Has anyone noticed that Trump’s campaign now regularly stages media events designed to eclipse any negative coverage that predictably follows Republican debates? …

As has been the case throughout the entire 2016 cycle, Trump thrives on the political chaos that he helps create. If it is true that opportunity and chaos are the same word in Mandarin, Trump should stamp that word on a poster and sell it at his next scheduled event. For the Manhattan billionaire, manufactured chaos is just as profitable for his brand as Paris Hilton’s sex tape was for hers.

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Joe: Donald Trump’s Chicago scam