No matter what his stable-boys say to try to clean up his remarks, his meaning was clear.
In democracies, we campaign in language. Candidates cannot take action until/unless they are elected to office. The implication is very clear. Whether he tries to defend his words as sarcasm or as jokes, this kind of rhetoric has no place on the presidential campaign trail. None!
After Donald Trump’s comments in Wilmington, NC today, Hillary for America Campaign Manager Robby Mook released the following statement: “This is simple—what Trump is saying is dangerous. A person seeking to be the President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way.
Enough is enough!
Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, JFK, RFK, MLK, and attempts on TR, FDR, Ford (twice), Reagan (badly – nearly fatal) and George Wallace (presidential candidate) all of this not to mention the Rabin analogy which is frighteningly close. The message was very clear and enough is enough. We do not joke about assassination in this country – or anywhere!
I agree with Friedman. His children should be ashamed of him, and he should lose all 50 states. He should also lose the “secret ones” wherever they are.
Hillary Clinton is doing this for all of us, and we love her for her selfless campaign.