Thinly failed sedition. Too dangerous to lead. He’s crossed the final line. Assassination dog whistle. He must end his campaign.
Those are but a few of the headlines spewed out en masse by the leftist media in reaction to Donald Trump’s comments at a rally in Wilmington, N.C. yesterday.
When speaking to the crowd, the New York mogul discussed the prospect of Hillary Clinton’s hypothetical picks for the Supreme Court should she win the presidency.
“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 the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know”, stated Trump.”
The Republican nominee was immediately lambasted by the Clinton campaign, Democrats, and dozens of media outlets for what they insisted was a clear call for gun-rights supporters to assassinate Clinton.
Trump’s senior communications adviser, Jason Miller, Trump’s senior responded with a statement that Trump was merely talking about Second Amendment supporters large influence as a group.
“It’s called the power of unification — 2nd Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power. And this year, they will be voting in record numbers, and it won’t be for Hillary Clinton, it will be for Donald Trump,” he said.
The National Rifle Association backed up his message with on Twitter with a post that read “@RealDonaldTrump is right. If @HillaryClinton gets to pick her anti-#2A #SCOTUS judges, there’s nothing we can do. #NeverHillary. But there IS something we will do on #ElectionDay: Show up and vote for the #2A! #DefendtheSecond #NeverHillary.”
— NRA (@NRA) August 9, 2016
The selective outrage exhibited by Progressives is hypocrisy at its best, considering the myriad instances in which Democrats — including Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden — have made comments that could easily be construed as calls for assassination.
In 2008, during the primaries, some Democrats called for Clinton to drop out of the race against Barack Obama. Hillary did not take the message kindly.
“My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don’t understand it,” she said, dismissing calls to suspend her campaign.
During a rally in 2008 when Joe Biden was speaking in Virginia, he stated, if Obama “tries to fool with my beretta, he’s got a problem.”
And a just-released Youtube video has Ohio Senate candidate Ted Strickland joking about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday, saying it came “at a good time,” according to the Washington Examiner. On Wednesday, Strickland apologized for his remark, saying it was “insensitive.”
Make no mistake. The Second Amendment is on the ballot this November and Trump is rightly urging gun owners to get out to vote in droves. While liberals attempt to portray the Republican presidential nominee as a monster for his remarks, it is they who have nefarious intentions to strip law-abiding citizens of the right to defend our homes and our families.