Democratic Fundraiser Features Fake Donald Trump Execution

The photo has sparked a call for 2020 Democratic candidates to denounce the violence in their own party. (Photo: Mark Maxwell Twitter/@markmaxwellTV)

As leftists like Robert “Beto” O’Rourke pontificate about white nationalism and gun control, the Democrats are dealing with their own forms of political violence.

A group of supporters attending a fundraiser for Democratic Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval were caught on camera this week enacting a fake execution of President Donald Trump. One of the supporters appears dressed in Mexican clothing and a Trump mask while another points what appears to be a fake, gold-plated Tommy Gun at the President’s head. Each attendee paid $250 to attend the senator’s event.

It isn’t clear if Sandoval knew about the stunt, according to local outlet WCIA, but he is pictured posing at the same event with the man who held the gun.

The state senator issued an apology after a wave of condemnation from social media users and fellow politicians alike.

“The incident that took place is unacceptable,” Sandoval said in a statement, according to local media. “I don’t condone violence toward the President or anyone else. I apologize that something like this happened at my event.”

SEE ALSO: House Democrats Refuse to Allow Steve Scalise to Testify at ‘Gun Violence’ Hearing

Republican Rep. Steve Scalise, who was himself the victim of a politically-motivated attack in 2017, called on Democrats at large to condemn the violence within their own party.

“I am glad [Sandoval] took ownership, and said he was wrong,” Scalise told Fox News. “What disappoints me is that you don’t see any kind of outrage from the left. You don’t see any of our presidential candidates on the left… denouncing it. And that’s really where it should start. The leadership at the top of the Democratic Party has been noticeably silent.”

The Democratic Party of Illinois issued a statement condemning the fake execution but failed to mention the recent mass murder in Dayton, which was carried about by a member of the Democratic party and an Elizabeth Warren supporter.

“The tragedies in El Paso and Gilroy have demonstrated how hate-filled political rhetoric can fuel violence,” Maura Possley, a spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Illinois, said. “These images are unacceptable and dangerous. The place to make our voices heard against Trump is at the ballot box.”

SEE ALSO: Second Amendment Foundation: Scalise Shooting Result of Democratic Hate Speech

The 24-year-old man who murdered 9 people and injured 27 others in Dayton, Ohio, expressed radical support for Democratic party politics, according to the Washington Examiner.

The registered Democrat’s now-suspended Twitter bio read, “he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / i’m going to hell and i’m not coming back.”

The man condemned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and said in another tweet, “I want socialism, and i’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding.”

He also expressed support for gun control, tweeting in 2018, “This is America: Guns on every corner, guns in every house, no freedom but that to kill.” He also tweeted to Ohio Sen. Rob Portman on the day of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, “@robportman hey rob. How much did they pay you to look the other way? 17 kids are dead. If not now, when?”

Politically motivated violence, it seems, isn’t limited to the right side of the aisle.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over six years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Tyler. Got a hot tip? Send him an email at

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  • Andrew N. August 26, 2019, 1:09 pm

    To quote Clint Eastwood “If you could reason with a Democrat, there wouldn’t be any Democrats.” No truer words were ever spoken. They denounce hate speech daily, yet engage in it hourly. I guess it’s only “Hate speech” if they say so. They encourage not only hate speech, but violence as well. Look at the recent incident in Portland, OR, where the MAYOR instructed his Police NOT TO RESPOND to a known ANTIFA attack on a Conservative lecturer. So, hate is OK, as long as the Dems hate it. Violence is OK, as long as it’s only against Conservatives. How many Dem leaders spoke out when Congressman Steve Scalise was shot at a charity softball practice? At this point in time, I would be embarrassed to be a Registered Democrat. My 83-year-old Mother, a lifelong Democrat, has now registered as a Republican due to the “new direction” of the Democratic Party. She’s not the only one. These Dems are going to shit themselves when the results of the 2020 election are announced. Trump will win in a landslide.

  • Sepp W August 24, 2019, 9:31 am

    Liberal hypocrisy. They point fingers, issue abominations and admonishments, use labels, perpetuate misinformation and half truths, incite others to violence, and are liars.

    Everything wrong in the country can be laid at their feet, yet they blame everyone else and they have no qualm going after own.

    • Ricky B. August 25, 2019, 2:41 pm

      “Everything wrong in the country can be laid at their feet”

      Sepp, bro do you understand how extreme the statement above sounds? Before the giant orange baby clown was our nation’s actual CEO, we were all still Americans and would at least side with other Americans over other non-democratic foreign nations. Now that Trump is the leader of what used to be the free world, he attacks American liberals while ON HOSTILE FOREIGN SOIL (i.e. North Korea)!!! He encouraged one of our close democratic allies to bar ELECTED MEMBERS of OUR CONGRESS FROM ENTERING THEIR COUNTRY!!! This kind of destabilization of our own democracy is a primary goal of foreign dictators from nations that are HOSTILE TO AMERICA LIKE RUSSIA & NORTH KOREA… Who’s “side” is Donald Trump and ALL OF HIS SUPPORTERS ACTUALLY ON?!?!?!?!

      If the GOP doesn’t provide some kind of alternative to this current clown in 2020, I will be voting for anyone the Democrats nominate who is NOT SPECIFICALLY WORKING FOR OUR ENEMIES!!! If you prefer Russia or North Korea to other Americans who don’t share every one of your political opinions with you, THEN GET THE HELL OUT OF AMERICA!!! WTF is wrong with you Anti-American Trash pretending to be “conservative Americans”?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

      • Shan August 26, 2019, 1:53 pm

        Chill out with your Rachel Mad Cow impersonation.

  • BOB August 24, 2019, 1:49 am


  • Mervin Watkins August 23, 2019, 4:14 pm

    Dems/libs are all about “anti-gun” and “anti-violence.”

    Yeah. Right.

    If they gain enough votes to put their gun confiscation schemes into law, they will cheer and applaud every time the State’s Gun Gestapo assaults a gun owner’s home and kills him/her and family including the kids.

    I think forming our own nation and withdrawing from the US will be our only option. From Alabama north and west all the way to Idaho.

  • David Calderwood August 23, 2019, 2:23 pm

    Last I knew, it was illegal to threaten a sitting President! Why aren’t these people being prosecuted?

    • Godfrey Daniel August 23, 2019, 5:15 pm

      Exactly so.

  • Rodney August 23, 2019, 2:02 pm

    Isn’t that against a federal law? Somebody needs to be arrested and go to jail.

  • Jim August 23, 2019, 12:20 pm

    Unbelievable! Can you imagine what would have happened had anyone on the right had done something like this to Obama or Hillary? People would have gone to prison! Where are the Secret Service and FBI on this? Certainly this is a crime to pretend to assassinate a President, especially a sitting President.

  • Norm Fishler August 23, 2019, 11:06 am

    They are simply acting out where their hearts are at in the first place. No big surprises there.

  • DAVID MILLER August 23, 2019, 10:58 am

    if any one of us did this to otc harris warren costumed caracter the popo and big three networks would be all over it

    • Joe August 23, 2019, 12:35 pm

      You got that right… But they see no problem abusing their first amendment, and yet they are using a toy version of the very same type of gun they so hungrily and desperately want to ban…along with the second amendment. The irony of these people.

  • TERRY August 23, 2019, 9:19 am

    All these Democrats can do is hate. They have no plan to make the Country better. They just want power so that they can continue to follow Alinsky’s playbook to bring down the Country.

  • Jerry August 23, 2019, 9:13 am

    Can you imagine the rioting, looting and general carnage if such a mock assassination of Obama had been performed??!!? Political correctness applies only to the Democratic Party and it’s black members. This juvenile act borders on an act of “terroristic threats”, which is a felony in most states, and should be presented to a grand jury for possible indictment. We can expect more desperate measures from the Democrats as they slowly witness their once-sane party self destruct.

  • Jerry August 23, 2019, 9:02 am

    If he is an anti- 2nd amendment Democrat as stated in the article, I would not be surprised if he didn’t “martyr” himself by killing these people in order to raise the left-wings’ outcry for more stringent gun control ( i.e. take away citizens’ firearms ). There are some crazy people on the loose, the great majority of whom vote Democrat. He should bea prime candidate for the death penalty, regardless of his political motivation!

    • Ricky B. August 23, 2019, 4:51 pm

      What? The final sentence of your comment is the only part of what you just said that is NOT totally batsh1t crazy!

      Are you a Russian internet troll? If not, where the hell do people like you come from?

      • B rad August 26, 2019, 7:45 am

        ricky b and “b” is for bull#$it. I believe that you are the troll here.

  • Michael August 23, 2019, 8:54 am

    Why I this “action” NOT a Hate Crime? Is it because they’re ‘Democrats’, and that makes it okay?

  • Borecrazy August 23, 2019, 6:52 am

    Really? While all the left can talk about is gun violence and denying citizens their Constitutionally guaranteed rights, they think it is okay to promote killing the President of our Country because they disagree with his policies? We charge and arrest regular citizens for promoting such things-why aren’t there any charges made against those who displayed such actions at a Democrat function?

  • Ricky B. August 22, 2019, 6:00 pm

    “The 24-year-old man who murdered 9 people and injured 27 others in Dayton, Ohio, expressed radical support for Democratic party politics, according…”

    Repeating nonsense doesn’t enspire trust in your own journalism, bro. Dude was part of a band that played something called “pornogrind metal” a genre of music often defined by lyrics of sexual violence. His band’s name was “menstrual munchies”… You think anyone really believes this kid supports a feminist like Elizabeth Warren as the headline for the article you cited in support of the above referenced quote indicates?

    With as much complete garbage that is peddled online as “news”, please try and do better. I’m certainly no fan of Elizabeth Warren but when I read something this inconsistent with basic common sense, it’s kind of insulting… Do you believe your readers are either too dumb to notice or so partisan that we’re okay with you spreading lies as long as we happen to be on the same political “team” as you?

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