From offensive to reckless

I think Donald Trump has already been reckless in his campaign, but calls are growing to put a stop to it and him.

Even Fox News are seriously questioning Trump’s actions and over the top oral outbursts.

Trump accused of advocating violence against Clinton with ‘2nd Amendment’ remark

Trump seems to suggest people use gun rights to stop Clinton

Donald Trump was accused Tuesday of advocating violence against Hillary Clinton, as he warned voters at a North Carolina rally about what a Clinton presidency would mean for the Second Amendment – though the Trump campaign later rejected the characterization of his remarks.  

The candidate made the comments after telling voters in Wilmington that his Democratic rival wants to “abolish” the Second Amendment.

“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks,” he said.

Trump then added, “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”

Almost immediately, social media lit up with accusations that Trump was essentially calling for someone to kill Clinton.

Later Tuesday, Trump told Fox News’ “Hannity” that he was referring to the political power of gun rights advocates. 

“This is a political movement,” Trump said. “This is a strong powerful movement, the Second Amendment. Hillary wants to take your guns away. She wants to leave you unprotected in your home.

“And there can be no other interpretation,” Trump said of his remarks. “I mean, give me a break.”

Trump’s campaign also slammed the “dishonest media” for the characterization of his comments.

He uses the media to put highly questionable messages out there and then blames the media for reporting and interpreting what he says.

It’s no wonder the media are not very supportive of him.

Some officials, including Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., went so far as to suggest the Secret Service investigate.

An agency spokesperson told Fox News, “The Secret Service is aware of the comment,” but would not say whether an investigation had been launched.

Michael Hayden, the former CIA director who has come out against Trump, also said on CNN: “If anybody else had said this, they’d be out in the parking lot in a police wagon being questioned by the Secret Service.”

Whether Trump wins or loses things could get out of hand and very ugly.

This is just one more response to his latest attention seeking moment.

Tomorrow’s front page THIS ISN’T A JOKE ANYMORE: The News says, Trump must end his campaign

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I doubt either Trump will end his campaign or the GOP will abandon him (it has become seriously damaging farce if the do, seriously damaging farce if they don’t) – yet at least.

But it’s looking more likely as time goes by that some sort of train wreck will be the result. The only question is whether the crash will be quick or if it will be drawn out.

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18 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  10th August 2016

    It strikes me as a particularly silly thing to do to obliquely suggest that it might be a good idea for a gun owner to shoot a politician they don’t like. Especially if there are a lot of people who don’t like you and who probably own guns.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  11th August 2016

      If the remark had been made about him, all Hell would have broken loose, I imagine.

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  2. patupaiarehe

     /  10th August 2016

    As I read his comments, he hasn’t suggested any such thing.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_keep_and_bear_arms_in_the_United_States
    People are trying to read between the lines a little too much IMHO.

    “And there can be no other interpretation,” Trump said of his remarks. “I mean, give me a break.”
    Trump’s campaign also slammed the “dishonest media” for the characterization of his comments.

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    • Gezza

       /  10th August 2016

      As I watched the clip where he said it, and the context in which he did so, that is the thing to do.

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      • patupaiarehe

         /  10th August 2016

        I just watched it on the late news. It looks to me as if he is pointing out to Americans that she might take away one of their constitutional rights if elected. Don’t get me wrong G, IMHO owning firearms should be a privilege, not a right. But this is America we are talking about, not NZ.

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        • Gezza

           /  10th August 2016

          o_O

          Exactly. I don’t think you’re the best at spotting ambiguities pp.

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          • patupaiarehe

             /  10th August 2016

            I guess not. Probably why I support NZFirst G 😉

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            • Gezza

               /  10th August 2016

              Yup. Maybe, Our political Master of Ambiguity, is Winnie. 🙂

            • patupaiarehe

               /  10th August 2016

              Nope, JK holds that title by a pretty large margin IMHO 😛

            • Gezza

               /  10th August 2016

              😀

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  11th August 2016

              Gezza; I heard it as a suggestion and a very stupid thing to say. I looked it up again, and it sounded the same. if it wasn’t serious, it was a joke in very poor taste-and in a country with so many guns, an insane one.

              Now he’s saying that Barack Obama founded ISIS. Who next ? Himself ?

            • Gezza

               /  11th August 2016

              Nope. El Trumpo would never do or say anything stupid because he’s told people in speeches that Putin said he’s a genius.

            • Gezza

               /  11th August 2016

              Tbh Kitty, when he first burst onto the scene I was hoping that El Trumpo, although obviously a narcissistic blowhard, might prove himself to be the ideal candidate for US President to blow away the awful, untrustworthy oligarchical political system that has rooted America & big chunks of the res of the world for the last couple of decades – especially when one looked at his GOP and DEM opponents.

              However, sadly, it’s becoming more and more apparent to my by the week that, apart from small areas that are given over to making sure he can move around & breathe, change the bed-occupier for a newer model from time to time, say ‘you’re fired’, and ensure that so far the only fortunes he’s lost are other people’s – the only other things that are occupying his head are marbles, and they’re loose, & constantly rattling around!

            • patupaiarehe

               /  11th August 2016

              The real question G, is what else is going on in congress that this sideshow is diverting attention away from….

            • Gezza

               /  11th August 2016

              Very true pp. Gonna keep a closer eye on the bastards now that you’ve raised that!

              And the other big question is how the hell did I miss those typos. I thought I’d corrected them.

            • patupaiarehe

               /  11th August 2016

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  13th August 2016

              If that’s supposed to be a Nazi….not funny. Especially when it’s applied to someone Jewish.

              There’s nothing funny about the Nazis. Ever.

            • patupaiarehe

               /  14th August 2016

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