Yesterday at an event in Wilmington North Carolina, Donald Trump was perpetuating the bald faced lie that Hillary Clinton wants to “repeal” the 2nd amendment – something which would be extraordinarily difficult to do – and something which Hillary Clinton has never argued for. With respect to the judges that Hillary could appoint to the Supreme Court, Trump said this:
“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people … maybe there is, I don’t know.”
Now, there is a clear implication in these remarks that maybe somebody should assassinate Hillary Clinton. Do I think that is what Donald Trump really intended? I seriously doubt it. But Trump clearly has no filter at all. He just says whatever comes into his brain, regardless of how stupid it is, and then when he’s caught out, he doubles down.
What was also interesting in reading some of the social media response to this little firestorm is how Trump’s defenders resorted to not much more than name calling. That has been their modus operandi all along. Because making an actual argument is too difficult, his defenders just resort to name calling. It infuriates them that liberals and progressives have the better arguments.
Boy, there is going to be a lot of repair that will have to be done in our nation after this election.