Can words spoken or tweeted by Donald Trump incite violence?
In the current Bizarro world of American politics words are no different than pipe bombs.
The decision of an individual to kill has nothing to do with words spoken or written by other people. When an individual commits a violent act, that individual alone is responsible.
As president, Trump has the ability to influence millions of people. However, listeners are responsible for their subjective processing of his words and how they react to them. There is no such thing as incitement. The individual decides if he or she will act on the words of others. It’s called free will.
I believe the rising hysteria to curtail political speech will put a new emphasis on the campaign to deplatform alternative media.