Six months ago today, I drove over 700 miles one way from Virginia to Grand Rapids, Michigan and stood in the rain for over ten hours to get a front row spot to see Donald Trump and confront him over the fact that it was indeed dancing Israelis, not cheering Muslims, who were celebrating and cheering as the twin towers blew up on September 11, 2001.
Who could have ever guessed at that time that every one of the seventeen establishment Republican candidates would have dropped out of the race by now, leaving a wide-open open spot for President Donald J. Trump??
There were at least eleven other protesters who were kicked out of the DeltaPlex that night- none of them were anywhere near trump like I was though, and you could barely even hear anything they said. Trump mocked, belittled and insulted literally every single one of them. “You’re a loser, weak, you don’t even put up a fight when you’re kicked out, they’re doped up, etc. Trump’s amusing reaction to each of them was even specifically covered in a Daily Mail article: Donald wins a battle with Michigan protesters – by mocking them back as ‘losers’ and ‘weak’. [Many other national & local news outlets covered the protests as well, here, here, here, and here.]
But Trump’s reaction to me was quite different- and shocking. I didn’t even hear 80% of what he said at the time, because on the floor of the stadium with over 9,000 people in attendance, it was very loud and you couldn’t hear much of what he said, I only learned all of what he said days later, when I found the TV footage of it. Trump told me to ‘relax’ nearly a dozen times and put his finger to his lips in a ‘Ssshhh!’motion as I screamed that ‘ISRAEL DID 9/11.’ But instead of calling me a conspiracy nut or a Jew-hating anti-Semite, Trump said that I was “a Trump Guy, I was on his side, got a lot of energy, and was very committed.” He then let me stay, and later stopped his speech again for another full minute, instructing the Secret Service goons to “be nice to him, don’t hurt him” no less than six times as they dragged me out!
Nevertheless, all that aside, December 21st was simply for one issue and one issue only- it was Jews, not Muslims, who filmed and celebrated the World Trade Center attacks and were arrested for it. I was pissed- You may not recall this, but Trump had been repeating for literally months on end, almost daily, that Muslims were cheering in New Jersey on 9/11. The corporate media were parroting this lie, pundits were discussing it- neocons and Zionists were for the most part affirming the lie. Some factions denied it, or tried to refute it. But no one, other than some in the independent media, corrected Trump and pointed out that it was indeed Israelis, not Muslims, who were cheering. Trump actually went on the Alex Jones show as Jones maniacally gloated endlessly about how they were ‘vindicated,‘ and proven correct about the cheering Muslims in New Jersey. This was outrageous, particularly since Jones had reported extensively about the ‘dancing Israelis’ for years prior, including publishing an article on Infowars that I had written about the failed dancing Israelis lawsuit. [See “Dancing Israelis” Arrested On 9/11 Later Sued The Govt, But Lost Their Case [Featured on Infowars.com.]
As far as I was concerned, certainly Jones and most likely Trump knew damned well that they were Israelis, not Muslims, cheering. I considered their lies to be bearing false witness- a very serious sin and a violation of the Eighth Commandment, ‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.‘ This propaganda had to stop. As a Catholic who’s involved in the truth movement, I take these issues are very seriously, and I found it very important to try to set the record straight.
Thankfully, this was before the Trump rallies had become known for the vicious violence perpetrated by paid radical leftist opposition groups. However, Trump called his own supporters ‘maniacs’ at this very Michigan rally – you can watch that on the replay – and potential violent reactions from Trump fans was a concern that I was ready for as I prepared to shout at Trump. I had seen Trump and spoke with him about the undue influence of the Israeli lobby ten days prior at a South Carolina event, where I also had a front row seat. But at this event, there were no seats, it was standing room only and we were packed in there like sardines. I was only five feet from Trump, with only a short waist-high barrier between us.
But as I began to shout, Trump had continued into his train of thought into his next sentence, so we were talking over each other. That really pissed me off. You see, I had recorded my conversation with Trump about the Israeli lobby ten days prior at the University of South Carolina, but my camera had flaked out and did not record. You don’t know how completely frustrating and devastating that was. I had actually told Trump that day that we had a ZOG, a Zionist Occupied Government. How freaking priceless that was. So when I learned later that the conversation had not recorded, I was a little freaked out and very, very, very pissed – at myself, for blowing it. So, this time, I was not going to let anything screw it up.
I shouted HEY- YOU LISTEN TO ME TRUMP! And to my complete shock, he completely stopped speaking and looked at me, waiting to hear what I was going to say. You can hear a pin drop, it comes through on the TV footage. I then shouted again that “it was five Jews arrested on 9/11 in New Jersey, not Muslims.”
You can watch both my 5-minute video and almost more importantly, the two TV news footage of Trump’s reaction to me. All three of those videos are embedded below.
I was interviewed three times about this event, once by John Friend of the Realist report, by my friend Dr. Kevin Barrett on Truth Jihad radio, and by Mark Glenn of the Ugly Truth podcast. Those links are below. The interview with John Friend is my particular favorite and is actually my favorite interview I’ve ever done. Below are also the write-ups on various aspects of this stunt that I wrote at the time.
By the way I should note that one of the Secret Service agents who had grabbed me from behind was the same one who I had encountered in South Carolina ten days earlier, on December 12th. He came up to me and said “hey, let’s not get everyone riled up okay”? while I was shouting about the dancing Israelis in South Carolina. I am certain that this agent remembered me, which is why he was so pissed, because I had done this twice.
As the two agents escorted me out of the Michigan rally, I jokingly looked into the camera and remarked “Welp, I’m getting kicked out of Trump rally for talking about Israel!” The agent did not like this, and he immediately turned into some sort of demon and violently grabbed my camera. I thought he was going to break it.
Since I have a lot of experience in these matters, unbeknownst to this idiot, I had a second camera recording the whole time. So even after he tuned my initial camera off, I caught his profanity-laced F-bomb tirade on film. If you listen carefully to my video you can hear it. I kept repeating to him that the camera was my property, I own it and not to damage or estroy it, that he needs to give it back to me.
After they escorted me out of a long series of hallways, I was at the exit door with a lot of secret service agents and cops. One secret service agent asked for my ID, and took a picture of it with his cellphone. (So my for data security, eh?) I spoke with some other protesters later who had been kicked out, and the secret serivce had NOT asked for their ID. I guess only if you ask about Israel and the Jews do the secret serivce demand your ID and address.
At this point, the second secret service agent who had escorted me out, a fat slob, said to his boss, “Do you want me to delete his footage?”
Excuse my french but holy shit. How dare this fucking piece of shit, this government welfare recipient slug, have the nerve to even dare assume that he had the right to touch and destroy my property. That is completely outrageous and insane. I have been recording cops for years, I have sued cops in federal court and forced their employer to admit wrongdoing, and I do not play games.
There is no fucking way these assholes were going to get my footage. They would have had to literally hurt me. First of all I drove over 700 miles to get this footage. Second of all, at that point I was already walking back to my car. I would have made a big deal of his stupid request and confronted him on the illegality of it, but at that point I wanted to simply get the hell out of there, so I simply replied with a stern “NOPE!” and kept on walking to my car. They literally would have had to tackle me and wrestle my property away from me. It was not going to happen, no way. But just the fact that he casually assumed that he could ask that, and destroy my footage, shows how insane and criminal our government is.
Driving home that night, I was very tired, this had been quite a long ordeal. (I had actually left Sunday morning to drive the 700 miles to Michigan.) I stopped at a rest area in Ohio and ten seconds later an Ohio Sate Trooper pulled in ana parked right next to me. I wondered if it were coincidence or not. He stayed a short while and thankfully left. After that point, every time I stopped to use the restroom or to get something to eat I took all my cameras and memory cards with me, since I had not yet uploaded the footage.
Front-Row Protester Disrupts Trump’s Michigan Speech with “ISRAEL DID 9/11! FIVE JEWS ARRESTED ON 9/11 IN NEW JERSEY, NOT MUSLIMS.” Donald Trump Responds To “ISRAEL DID 9/11” Protester With “He’s A Trump Guy, He’s very committed, Got a lot of energy, He’s on our side” (!!!)
HERE IS THE CLOSE-UP VERSION. GO TO MINUTE 20. Trump says that the “Israel Did 9/11′ Protester is “A Trump Guy, He’s On Our Side, He’s Very Committed, he’s Got a lot of energy.”
- Martin Hill interviewed by John Friend of The Realist Report (This is probably my favorite interview I’ve ever done. We cover the history of Libertyfight.com, my motivation, my confrontation of Donald Trump, and many other issues. Very fun show.)
- TRUTH JIHAD: Here’s how I disrupted Trump’s speech with ISRAEL DID 9/11! By Kevin Barrett on December 29, 2015
Did Martin Hill EDUCATE Donald Trump? Or does Trump already know?
Also on Veterans Today: Trump: Israel-did-9/11 protestor is a Trump guy
- The Ugly Truth podcast with Mark Glenn we are joined by Martin Hill, the protester at the Trump rally who challenged Trump on his ‘Dancing Muslims on 911.’
Interview with Martin Hill available to non-subscribers.
- Front-Row Protester Disrupts Trump’s Michigan Speech: “ISRAEL DID 9/11! Five JEWS Arrested on 9/11 In New Jersey, NOT Muslims!”
- Trump’s Response To “Israel Did 9/11” Protester Is More Interesting Than The Heckle Itself: “He’s A Trump Guy, He’s On Our Side! He’s Very Committed!” Trump says.