Donald Trump’s spokesperson, Katrina Pierson, went on CNN and clarified that Trump meant that Hillary Clinton will only get shot if he loses the election. Somehow, this explanation is even worse than Trump’s initial threat.
On CNN’s The Lead With Jake Tapper, Trump’s history challenged spokesperson Katrina Pierson tried to clarify Donald Trump’s call for violence against Hillary Clinton, but only made things worse.
Pierson said that Trump wasn’t talking about wanting Hillary Clinton to be shot, but that she would be shot if she won, “Well, that’s actually not what he was talking about. Because he was saying what could happen, as you said, what could happen. He doesn’t want that to happen. And in order to stop that, people that support their Second Amendment rights need to come together and get out there and stop Hillary Clinton from winning in November.”
Just to make it crystal clear, the Trump campaign is suggesting that Hillary Clinton will be shot if she wins the election. Donald Trump doesn’t want her to be shot, but if Trump loses one of his right-wing supporters is going to try to shoot her because Donald Trump is not the president.
In other words, if America doesn’t want Hillary Clinton to be shot, the country needs to vote for Donald Trump. The Trump campaign just moved from threatening the life of Hillary Clinton to using Clinton’s future welfare as a hostage to blackmail the country into supporting Trump.
The Trump campaign’s explanation of what they think Trump meant might be worse than his initial threat.
The more they say, the worse this story gets for Donald Trump.
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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