After alluding to the assassination of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday afternoon, Donald Trump’s camp is now trying to twist his words to explain how he didn’t actually say what clearly said.
Speaking at a campaign rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, Trump told the crowd just how horrible a thing it would be for Clinton to appoint judges to the Supreme Court. If she gets her hands on the Supreme Court, poof, there goes the Second Amendment. Then, without warning, he went full on Lee Harvey Oswald and suggested that assassination may be the best way to handle the matter.
Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks…Although for the Second Amendment people, maybe there is…
Following the not unexpected outcry of “WTF,” the Trump campaign released a statement titled: Trump Campaign Statement On Dishonest Media.
According to Jason Miller, Trump’s senior communications advisor, Trump meant “the Second Amendment people” can do something about Clinton by voting for Trump. That’s all. See? Not so bad, right? (Insert eye roll here.)
It’s called the power of unification – 2nd Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power,” the statement read. “And this year, they will be voting in record numbers, and it won’t be for Hillary Clinton, it will be for Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, issued his own statement, calling Trump’s outrageous comments “dangerous.”
“A person seeking to be the President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way,” Mook said.
Meanwhile, the National Rifle Association is all too happy to peddle Trump’s piss poor excuse of “I didn’t say what I said,” pushing the narrative that he was referring to voting, not murder.
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