Donald Trump has hit a new low by jumping on board the conspiracy theory that President Obama had Antonin Scalia murdered.
SAVAGE: Donald I need to come back to the topic we’ve been all screaming about here which is Scalia, was he murdered? I know it’s pretty brutal to say that and I’m not wanting to drag you into this but this is going to get bigger and bigger and bigger. I went on the air and said we need the equivalent of a Warren Commission, we need an immediate autopsy before the body is disposed of. What do you think of that?
TRUMP: Well I just heard today and that just a little while ago actually — you know I just landed and I’m hearing it’s a big topic — that’s the question. And it’s a horrible topic, but they say they found a pillow on his face, which is a pretty unusual place to find a pillow. I can’t tell you what — I can’t give you an answer. You know usually I like to give you answers but I literally just heard it a little while ago. It’s just starting to come out now, as you know, Michael.
SAVAGE: Well I’ve been covering it for an hour and a half, there’s a lot more to it than that. There was no medical examiner present, there was no one who declared the death who was there, it was done by telephone from a U.S. marshal, appointed by Obama himself. So let me not try to drag you into something you haven’t studied because I don’t think it would be fair to you and to the audience. I think after you look into these facts, Donald, you yourself will have to come to some different conclusions than you may think.
Donald Trump is America’s first modern conspiracy theory presidential candidate. Trump doesn’t just subscribe to conspiracy theories. He uses them for political gain. Donald Trump set the stage for his 2016 candidacy with his birther attacks during President Obama’s first term in office. Trump still refuses to admit that the president was born in the United States. Trump has gone birther on his main rival for the Republican nomination, Ted Cruz. A new poll of South Carolina revealed that Trump’s lead in the polls is directly related to his conspiracy laden, bigoted, racist platform.
There is no great conspiracy behind Antonin Scalia’s death. Scalia lived the lifestyle that many conservatives preach. He was a morbidly obese smoker who didn’t exercise and ate what he wanted. The shock isn’t that Scalia died. It’s that he lived to see age 79.
Barack Obama did kill not Antonin Scalia, but that won’t stop Trump from using Scalia’s death to literally scare up Republican primary votes. Just when you think Republicans can’t go any lower with their Obama hate, Donald Trump pushes the conspiracy that President Obama had Justice Scalia murdered.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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