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Trump hints that Clinton should be assassinated!

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I'm beginning to think Trump is just trolling the whole world; if not then he really is dangerous. Now he has suggested that the '2nd amendment' is an option to stop Clinton picking supreme court judges.

“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” he said, adding: “Although the second amendment people – maybe there is, I don’t know.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/09/trump-gun-owners-clinton-judges-second-amendment

We all know what he meant when he said that. A not so subtle threat. This is a worrying new low in US politics: A presidential nominee suggesting the assassination of his opponent.

And Trump supporters will defend him... again.
 

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I heard it today. Sounded more like a call out to the possibility of revolution, to me.


Which is the purpose of the 2nd.
 

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I heard it today. Sounded more like a call out to the possibility of revolution, to me.


Which is the purpose of the 2nd.

Why would a president choosing supreme court judges require a revolution??
 

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I'm beginning to think Trump is just trolling the whole world; if not then he really is dangerous. Now he has suggested that the '2nd amendment' is an option to stop Clinton picking supreme court judges.

“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” he said, adding: “Although the second amendment people – maybe there is, I don’t know.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/09/trump-gun-owners-clinton-judges-second-amendment

We all know what he meant when he said that. A not so subtle threat. This is a worrying new low in US politics: A presidential nominee suggesting the assassination of his opponent.

And Trump supporters will defend him... again.

As an extremely non-Trump supporter I see this more as either a bad joke or what the campaign later clarified it as which is just that gun owners should unify and vote against her. Still dumb to do, seeing as it was obviously going to be taken this way.
 

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It's OK, in a few hours he'll come back and deny even saying the words 2nd amendment.
 

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I heard it today. Sounded more like a call out to the possibility of revolution, to me.


Which is the purpose of the 2nd.

So in other words "if Hilary gets elected, well.....*wink wink, nudge nudge*...... there could always be another revolution, right?"

More stupidity.
 

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that's a lie!

he could mean the judges

:doh
 

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So in other words "if Hilary gets elected, well.....*wink wink, nudge nudge*...... there could always be another revolution, right?"

More stupidity.

No, read the link in the OP.

If she succeeds in neutering the 2nd amendment.
 

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Same old Trump tricks: Stop just short of explicitly saying something truly awful. Wait for outrage. Point to outrage and blame "political correctness". Enjoy adulation of minions. Watch as minions pretend they don't understand the definition of words like "implication" and "inference".

Rinse and repeat.




After all, if a deranged guitarist can get away with saying he wants Obama to suck on his gun, hinting at second amendment remedies isn't going to cause any real trouble.
 

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I'm beginning to think Trump is just trolling the whole world; if not then he really is dangerous. Now he has suggested that the '2nd amendment' is an option to stop Clinton picking supreme court judges.

“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” he said, adding: “Although the second amendment people – maybe there is, I don’t know.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/09/trump-gun-owners-clinton-judges-second-amendment

We all know what he meant when he said that. A not so subtle threat. This is a worrying new low in US politics: A presidential nominee suggesting the assassination of his opponent.

And Trump supporters will defend him... again.

"Although the 2nd Amendment folks..." --- that could mean he was calling for "2A folks" to assassinate her, but is that the ONLY possibility?

By the way - I'm vehemently #NeverTrump and have been so from the beginning.
 

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That boogieman never gets old.

Yup...remember all the same blather that Obama "was gonna take our guns?"

Fear as a motivator doesn't work for long.
 

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Yup...remember all the same blather that Obama "was gonna take our guns?"

Fear as a motivator doesn't work for long.

It has worked my whole life. If we can't deport 11 million people, and we can't, we can't confiscate 300 million guns.
 

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Yup...remember all the same blather that Obama "was gonna take our guns?"

Fear as a motivator doesn't work for long.

Kinda like the other day when people here were saying how fearful they were that Roe v. Wade would be overturned if Trump wins.
 

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Yup...remember all the same blather that Obama "was gonna take our guns?"

Fear as a motivator doesn't work for long.

I have to disagree with the match-up between example and principle. They haven't stopped saying that Obama wants to take our guns and in fact, have also started to say that Hillary will take our guns. Which is untrue - nobody suggested not including a grandfather clause in any proposed legislation - and particularly laughable given that every time he opened his mouth about guns, the only practical effect was people buying a bunch more guns.

Fear of government taking people's guns seems to be one of the most enduring fear-based motivation they've managed to come up with, second to terrorism if to anything.
 

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I'm beginning to think Trump is just trolling the whole world; if not then he really is dangerous. Now he has suggested that the '2nd amendment' is an option to stop Clinton picking supreme court judges.

“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” he said, adding: “Although the second amendment people – maybe there is, I don’t know.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/09/trump-gun-owners-clinton-judges-second-amendment

We all know what he meant when he said that. A not so subtle threat. This is a worrying new low in US politics: A presidential nominee suggesting the assassination of his opponent.

And Trump supporters will defend him... again.

Maybe he was saying "2nd Amendment people, you can stop her (with your guns)". Or maybe he was saying "2nd Amendment people, maybe you can take over the Senate when they are having confirmation votes on Hillary's picks and put a stop to it, however you must". Or maybe he was just joking. Or maybe he was saying "2nd Amendment people, I know I was like best friends with her for years, and said repeatedly that she was a terrific woman, the best Secretary of State ever, and would make an amazing President, but now I'm pretending to support you so please go forth and make menaces of yourself because I'm too stupid to beat her". Or maybe he was joking (he needs someone to help write jokes for him). Or maybe he was being an ignorant asshole, as usual. Who knows?
 

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To be fair, I think what Trump was hinting at was that she should be tickled until she pees a little.
 

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Maybe he was saying "2nd Amendment people, you can stop her (with your guns)". Or maybe he was saying "2nd Amendment people, maybe you can take over the Senate when they are having confirmation votes on Hillary's picks and put a stop to it, however you must". Or maybe he was just joking. Or maybe he was saying "2nd Amendment people, I know I was like best friends with her for years, and said repeatedly that she was a terrific woman, the best Secretary of State ever, and would make an amazing President, but now I'm pretending to support you so please go forth and make menaces of yourself because I'm too stupid to beat her". Or maybe he was joking (he needs someone to help write jokes for him). Or maybe he was being an ignorant asshole, as usual. Who knows?

Or maybe he should start speaking in complete sentences instead of stringing together three word phrases that make your town drunk sound coherent. He is going to be leader of the free world if he wins.
 

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Which isn't going to happen, which is obvious to all but the most paranoid.....


That is not obvious to me in the least. Just replacing the majority opinion in Heller with Justice Stevens' dissent would read the individual right to keep and bear arms out of existence.
 

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Or maybe he should start speaking in complete sentences instead of stringing together three word phrases that make your town drunk sound coherent. He is going to be leader of the free world if he wins.

My town drunk always sounds more coherent than Trump. My Sharpie sounds more coherent than Trump.
 

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That is not obvious to me in the least. Just replacing the majority opinion in Heller with Justice Stevens' dissent would read the individual right to keep and bear arms out of existence.

No it couldn't. That's not how it works. The Supreme Court can't rule the Second Amendment unconstitutional. Can you guess why?
 

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Trump sure is trying as hard as he can to make people squirm all the time. The Olympics were supposed to cushion the blows and he's interrupting the coverage flow already.

Hell I'll get back to satellite feeds in several days and I'm just wondering what the hell he will say while I'm away from civilization.
 
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