|Donald Trump has a new line of defense in his ongoing war against protesters: pro-Trump bikers ready and willing to provide extra security at his rallies.|
"Bikers for Trump", is a grassroots collection of motorcycle-riding supporters, who has eschewed violence—at least according to its de facto leader. But it has found that its own supporters are ready to cross that line—if by their own estimation they should deem it required. “If that means us having to protect ourselves by taking someone else’s life, that’s what we’re going to have to do,” one biker said, in a video shared by Bikers for Trump, on beefing up security.
|Ahead of a Trump rally in Janesville, an image circulated calling for bikers to “Mobilize to KICK SOME ASS!” |
Chris Cox, who founded Bikers for Trump 2016 in August, denies any involvement in creating the “KICK SOME ASS” flyer but says “We are not looking for a fight, but at the same time, if someone starts one, we won’t back down,”
Cox is a 47-year-old chainsaw artist from South Carolina.
|Trump has praised his biker supporters, both on stage and on social media, touting their endorsements and even getting personal. “Boy, do you look good, though,” Trump told a biker at the Janesville rally. “You look good and tough. I wouldn’t want to fight you."|
Bill Barber, a 61-year-old Biker for Trump who runs the Suck Bang Blow biker bar in South Carolina, views Trump as the first true biker candidate of the modern political era. “Trump talks like a biker”