In recent weeks, it seems like we’re writing “Donald Trump has stooped to a new low” on a daily basis, only to have him outdo himself before the post is edited. Today, he once again topped himself in the race to the bottom by implying that his opponent, Hillary Clinton, should be assassinated. While warning a Wilmington, North Carolina crowd of the potential consequences of President Clinton’s Supreme Court picks, he said “If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks. Although the Second Amendment people—maybe there is. I don’t know.”
Implying that America’s gun owners should consider killing the leading presidential candidate marks new depths Donald Trump will sink to in his never-ending attempt to cling to the spotlight. As usual, Trump’s campaign quickly came up with a statement blaming the media for somehow twisting the Donald’s words. By now, we have all learned that Trump’s words don’t need much twisting.
Of course, the damage has been done. Though it may not put a dent in his poll numbers or turn off his most ardent supporters, Democrats and Republicans alike condemned Trump’s comments. The GOP establishment has roundly condemned Trump’s implied call to arms, but this isn’t the first time that a Republican politician has low-key threatened Clinton and given her massive lead in the polls, you can bet it won’t be the last.
it's awful of course but it's really dumb to see journalists say this breaks new ground pic.twitter.com/U6dRFKxJeZ
— kept_simple (@kept_simple) August 9, 2016
Don't forget: Trump adviser Al Baldasaro called for Clinton to be shot by a firing squad. This is becoming a trend: https://t.co/GFO1YDy8y3
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 9, 2016
Somehow, we still have three months until this election is over.
Watch Democrats try to say one nice thing about Trump in the video below.