Trump’s message to his Manheim supporters isn’t the first time he has called on them to watch voters in “certain areas.” During a campaign rally in Altoona, Pennsylvania in August, he shared a similar message with the crowd and said, “We’re gonna watch Pennsylvania. Go down to certain areas and watch and study and make sure other people don’t come in and vote five times.”
Trump has had a problem with his message since he announced his campaign. Specifically, he has led a campaign driven by racism and has circulated a dangerous rhetoric about various communities, including black Americans, the Muslim community, and undocumented immigrants.
Trump’s suggestion for his supporters to watch their polling booths was a response to his conspiracy that the election is going to be rigged. However, his words sparked a connection to the Ku Klux Klan’s long history of voter intimidation tactics through violent means in predominantly black communities across the country.
Goldberg responded to Trump’s suggestion. “I thought voter intimidation was gone, but I keep forgetting we’re in 1950 with this clown,” she said. She then reminded everyone that the Klan also supports the Trump campaign.
At a campaign rally in Manheim, Pennsylvania on Saturday, the former reality TV star called for his supporters to “go out” and “watch your polling booths” for voting fraud. He added, “Certain areas. I hear too many bad stories, and we can’t lose an election because of you know what I’m talking about.”