Surprising no one, the NRA ran to defend Donald Trump – they have an affinity for reckless, dangerous and violent people – for his comments today during which he called for people with guns to do something to Hillary Clinton as pay back for her picking judges.
Read and it weep for there is nothing right about this:
— NRA (@NRA) August 9, 2016
And while Trump did again dishonestly repeat his thoroughly debunked claim that Hillary Clinton wanted to abolish the second amendment, the problem people have is with what he said AFTER THAT. Which we all know the NRA knows.
Again, here is what Trump said, “By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks. Although, the Second Amendment people maybe there is. I don’t know.”
But since we are dealing with children who are refusing to be accountable for absolutely unacceptable behavior by a presidential candidate, I’ll break it down:
If she gets to pick her judges means we are operating under the assumption Hillary Clinton has already picked her judges. There’s nothing you can do folks. Although the Second Amendment people might have a solution to stop her from making those appointments.
Gee, what’s their solution? To play Pokemon Go or use their guns in retaliation for this act of democracy.
We all know what he meant. Even George W Bush’s NSA Director General Michael Hayden told Jake Tapper on CNN today that it sounded to him like Trump was calling for violence against Clinton.
Donald Trump’s camp can deny it all they want and the NRA can leave out parts of the sentence that are at issue here, but all that proves is these are dishonest people who do not belong in a place of influence over the American people. They don’t deserve it.
This is the second time in three weeks the Trump camp has threatened Hillary Clinton’s life and that’s not counting Trump’s insane convention which centered around ugly calls to lock Clinton up and “Trump that bitch”.
Donald Trump blamed the “dishonest media” for his remarks, proving once again that he’s operating about a third grade level of behavior. But most third graders don’t threaten to get their opponents killed.
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