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Annoyed by pushback, Trump takes aim at progressive activism

It's hard not to get the impression that Trump is confused about the basics of our democracy and legitimacy of political activism.
Image: Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally In St. Augustine, Florida
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the St. Augustine Amphitheater on October 24, 2016 in St. Augustine, Florida.

"The so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous cases, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!"

Because the president doesn't write well, it's not entirely clear why he referred to "so-called" angry crowds. Perhaps he doesn't believe people are genuinely upset? Maybe he's convinced they aren't actual crowds?Either way, Trump evidently thinks  it's "sad" when liberals get engaged, participate in the political system, and express their concerns to Republican lawmakers -- as if organized activism is somehow less legitimate than spontaneous activism.As for why he considers this "sad," the president didn't say, which is a shame. Perhaps, as far as Trump is concerned, it's self-evident that rascally liberals shouldn't treat the political system as if it were some kind of functioning democracy in which ordinary citizens can make a difference by taking a stand and using their voices.I realize Trump is an amateur with little understanding of government and political institutions, but occasionally, the president seems to need a remedial Civics 101 course.Regardless, the larger takeaway of Trump's complaints is that progressive activism appears to be working quite effectively. As Rachel noted on last night's show, the left clearly has Republicans' attention.