It’s becoming an almost-daily ritual: Donald Trump says something utterly indefensible, then blames “dishonest media” for mis-hearing him.
Vladmir Putin must be so proud of his protégé. Trump’s not even elected yet and he’s already plotting how to assassinate political rivals by tapping into this country’s endless supply of guns and the nuts who love shooting them.
It’s hilarious that Trump and his peeps are now trying to spin it that Trump was talking about the “voting clout” of Second Amendment advocates. That makes zero sense.
Hillary Clinton would pick Supreme Court justices AFTER she’s elected. The only recourse gun-owners would then have against her and her judges would be to use their guns.
And if Trump wasn’t referring to someone getting shot, why would he add that it would be a “horrible day”?
Watch this video replay, which focuses on the reaction of the man in red sitting behind Trump. Does he think Trump was talking about voting, or did he hear what the rest of us heard?
Trump claims he’s a member of the NRA, but we only have his word that he actually owns a gun. He told the reporter who asked if he ever uses it that it’s “none of your business.” Why? He brags about everything else, so why wouldn’t he seize the opportunity to boast about the size of his gun and how great he shoots it?
Instead, he keeps repeating that he has a license to carry.
Bottom line: Trump got a license so he could join the NRA and claim a kinship with gun rights extremists, the people most likely to respond to his implied appeals for violence and do his bidding. And then Trump can pretend to be shocked.
The Secret Service tweeted that it’s “aware” of the situation, but they should haul Trump in for questioning with a rubber hose under a hot lamp, like any other lunatic stupid enough to call for a presidential assassination in public.
When we stand by and do nothing to muzzle this maniac, we feed the beast. God only knows to what vile, unthinkable place he’ll lead this country next.
BONUS: This article in Rolling Stone clearly explains Trump’s “dog whistle” strategy.