Rudy Giuliani, one of Donald Trump’s most passionate and unhinged supporters, made the rounds today in defense of the Republican nominee’s suggestion Wednesday that “Second Amendment people” take care of Hillary Clinton if she’s elected in November.
On ‘Good Morning America’, Giuliani put up the laughable defense that Trump was obviously referring to gun rights advocates using their vote to reject Clinton, not inciting any sort of violence.
The former New York mayor added that, if Trump actually did threaten Clinton, the crowd would have loved it.
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— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 10, 2016
If Donald Trump was going to say something like that, he’d say something like that.
You know how speeches go. He was talking about how [gun rights advocates] have the power to keep her out of office. That’s what he was talking about. With a crowd like that, if that’s what they thought he’d meant, they’d have gone wild.
First of all, Giuliani and all of Trump’s other spinmasters are being dishonest when they repeatedly claim that the Republican nominee was referring to using votes to defeat Clinton in November.
In his remarks, Trump was clearly referring to what gun nuts could do after Clinton was elected – not what they could do politically to stop her from winning.
Secondly, no mentally stable adult should ever go “wild” at the thought of assassinating a political opponent. Even the most partisan Americans would agree on that.
But, like Giuliani, I suppose we shouldn’t expect much restraint from the deranged, f0aming-at-the-mouth Clinton haters.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.