Donald Trump suggested that one of his supporters could shoot Hillary Clinton to stop her from picking Supreme Court justices if she is elected president.
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.”
Donald Trump’s defenders will immediately claim that he was “joking,” but Trump’s comments certainly didn’t sound like a joke. There was no laughter. Trump didn’t say he was kidding. What Donald Trump was doing was suggesting that someone assassinate Hillary Clinton.
Even if Trump was joking, no one, especially not a major party presidential nominee, should joke about a presidential candidate being shot. Trump could provoke an assassination attempt against Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump isn’t just a danger to the country. He is proving himself to be a personal danger to the life of the Democratic nominee.
The Secret Service should be having a conversation with Donald Trump very shortly.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and 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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