Let’s get a few things straight. First of all, Hillary has promised to protect the Second Amendment and has never so much as hinted that she had any intention of abolishing it. Second, even if she had said anything like that the proper response is to encourage supporters to vote against her. To imply in any way that your political opponent should be harmed is outrageous and could not be more alien and unAmerican. How much more of Trump’s outrageous rhetoric must we tolerate? This goes beyond hate speech. It is a threat. It has no place in our electoral politics.
At a rally last night, Donald Trump hinted at Hillary Clinton’s assassination.
“I think her bodyguards should drop all weapons,” he said. “They should disarm immediately. Take their guns away, let’s see what happens to her.”
So far, the reaction has been pretty subdued — like we should just expect this from Trump.
Look, I get that it was Friday night.
But if Trump says something like this and we don’t react, we allow his brand of racist, authoritarian, corrupt politics to become somehow normal.
And we have to be better than that.
So here’s what I propose: Let’s use this moment to show that we’re standing with Hillary — and that we could not be more committed to beating Donald Trump on Election Day, at the ballot box.
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Deputy Communications Director
Hillary for America
Robby Mook, campaign manager for Hillary for America, released the following statement Friday evening in response to Donald Trump’s comments referencing possible acts of violence against Hillary Clinton:
“Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President, has a pattern of inciting people to violence. Whether this is done to provoke protesters at a rally or casually or even as a joke, it is an unacceptable quality in anyone seeking the job of Commander in Chief. This kind of talk should be out of bounds for a presidential candidate, just like it should be out of bounds for a presidential candidate to peddle a conspiracy theory about the President of the United States for five years. But we’ve seen again and again that no amount of failed resets can change who Donald Trump is. He is unfit to be President and it is time Republican leaders stand up to denounce this disturbing behavior in their nominee.”
Please stand with Hillary!