CAMPAIGN/PROTESTS/RALLY: “Wow! I don’t know what happened. Something happened. This was supposed to be just a quick little small gathering. This is what’s happening and we call it a peaceful protest. We’re supposed to have 50 people, right? So we have a little more and they turned away a lot of people outside.
So we’ll call it a peaceful protest. That way we could do whatever we want. You know that’s what they call it in New York and these different places, Portland, when they’re rioting all over the streets they say it was a peaceful protest, so you can have thousands of people doing it. We’ll do the same thing.”
-Donald Trump as quoted by Factbase, “Speech: Donald Trump Delivers a Campaign Speech on the Economy in Wisconsin – August 17, 2020,” factba.se, Aug. 17, 2020