Donald Trump suggests that political pressure could be applied to a President Clinton on the selection of supreme court justices in relation to the 2nd amendment and every unhinged journalist goes off the deep end accusing him of advocating violence. The story: Trump: Maybe ‘Second Amendment People’ Could Stop Clinton From Picking Judges.
Trump said at a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Tuesday that if Clinton gets to pick federal judges as president, there is nothing that can be done to protect the right to bear arms.
But then he adds without elaboration that maybe supporters of the Second Amendment could figure out a way. . . .
Like, say, through the Senate rejecting a nominee, maybe. Anyway, here he is:
Trump himself seemed unaware of the controversy in an interview shortly after the rally, but he repeated that his point was that Second Amendment advocates are a powerful lobby. Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani also came to Trump’s defense.
“I think you are talking about — I’m not sure because I haven’t’ heard this question — but I think you’re talking about the power of people that are in favor of the Second Amendment, and they have tremendous political power,” he said.
When asked about Democrats’ statements equating the remark to condoning violence, Trump said: Oh no, no. This is political power.”
Giuliani added, “I mean, this is the Clinton trick book that you fall for all the time.”
Trump senior communications adviser Jason Miller told CBS News’ Major Garrett the accusations the GOP nominee was calling for violence are “completely ridiculous.”
“Donald Trump was obviously talking about American voters who are passionate about their Second Amendment rights and advocating they use that power at the ballot box,” Miller told CBS News. “The Clinton campaign is desperate and is obviously throwing all sorts of outrageous charges. I am surprised so many reporters are falling hook-line-and-sinker for what is obviously a ridiculous charge.”
I’m not surprised, of course, but who can be so disciplined in everything they say so that nothing cannot be twisted to make it seem anything you like.
Then there is this story which, as always, shows up in The Daily Mail and thus will have virtually no impact in the United States: Child rape victim comes forward for the first time in 40 years to call Hillary Clinton a ‘liar’ who defended her rapist by smearing her, blocking evidence and callously laughing that she knew he was guilty. The story is an old one but not the statement of the 12-year old victim of a rapist who was defended by Hillary Clinton. The victim is now 54.
- ‘Hillary Clinton is not for women and children,’ says Kathy Shelton, 54, who was 12 years old when she was raped by Thomas Alfred Taylor in Arkansas
- Clinton was the rapist’s defense lawyer, pleading him down to ‘unlawful fondling of a minor’
- The 41-year-old drifter served less than a year in prison
- The plea came after Clinton was able to block the admission of forensic evidence that linked her client to the crime
- Shelton says she’s furious that Clinton has been portraying herself as a lifelong advocate of women and girls on the campaign trail
- Clinton accused Shelton of ‘seeking out older men’ in the case and demanded that she undergo a grueling court-ordered psychiatric examination
- The presidential candidate later laughed while discussing aspects of the case in a recently-unearthed audiotaped interview from the 1980s
Have a listen to the interview below from the 1980s.
Go to link for a complete wrap up of the events.