Donald’s loose talk may encourage a mentally-unstable person to harm Hillary.
Not directly, but with enough dog whistle to persuade those mentally deficient enough to misunderstand him.
I don’t speak for the campaign of course. Never have. But this has to stop. There are some things you just don’t joke about.
Have we already forgotten John Hinckley and Squeaky Fromme?
DONALD TRUMP: “I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons. They should disarm. Right? Right? I think they should disarm immediately. What do you think? Yes? Yes? Yeah. Take their guns away. She doesn’t want guns. Take their… Let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away. OK? It would be very dangerous.”
FOX NEWS HOST KELLY WRIGHT: “That’s Donald Trump, making another provocative statement about the Second Amendment. Suggesting Hillary Clinton’s bodyguards should be, as you’ve heard, unarmed. The Clinton campaign firing back, accusing Trump of inciting violence and saying the comment was out of bounds. The question is, was it?”
“Here to debate is Angela McGlowan, a Fox News political analyst and Mark Levine, a Democratic Virginia state representative and a radio talk show host. Thank you for joining us. I got to ask both of you. Do either of you believe that Donald Trump really means to incite violence towards the Democratic Presidential nominee, a former Secretary of State, a former US Senator Hillary Clinton?”
MARK LEVINE: “I don’t think it–”
ANGELA MCGLOWAN: “Of course not, But–”
LEVINE: “Go ahead Angela.”
MCGLOWAN: “Go ahead, Mark. Go ahead”
LEVINE: “Well I don’t think it–”
MCGLOWAN: “Well, of course not.–”
WRIGHT: “OK. Angela, why don’t you start?”
MCGLOWAN: “Listen. Of course not, Kelly. And Donald Trump saying something provocative, Donald Trump saying something out of bounds, that’s how he won the nomination. This is going to be a photofinish race and every issue counts and every voter counts. And look, Mark, Hillary Clinton had a very bad week. And what do liberals do, Kelly? Deflect, deflect, deflect. So you know what? Let’s demonize Donald Trump.”
WRIGHT: “Mark, is it a deflection when he comes out and says this?”
LEVINE: “I don’t think it matters whether he intended it or not. This isn’t the first time he’s suggested people attacking Hillary Clinton. And let’s remember we have had Presidents be shot. We’ve had President–people running for President–Bobby Kennedy being killed.”
MCGLOWAN: “Oh come on.”
LEVINE: “It is out of bounds, Angela. Come on. You– If Hillary Clinton even suggested anything like that, you’d be all over her. This is not something that anyone should say, much less Donald Trump.”
MCGLOWAN: “But I don’t believe Donald Trump can incite violence. If somebody is going to do something wrong, Mark, they’re gonna do it anyway. They’re looking for an excuse.”
WRIGHT: “Lemme ask this. Because this, as Mark alluded to, this was mentioned before, where Donald Trump had talked about the Second Amendment and seeing what would happen to Hillary Clinton if you took that away. That happened in Wilmington, North Carolina back in August. So look, the bottom line is, this is a politically, a highly politically charged Presidential election. We’ve never seen anything like it. But it’s also one which words matter. So was Trump going off script? And what impact going off script will this have on both candidates. Mark?”
LEVINE: “I think Donald Trump goes off script a lot. I think in fact his campaign would love to keep him on script, would love to chain him to his Teleprompter and make him say only what’s on there. But I don’t think he has the power to do that. This is the guy who mocks disabled people, who called John McCain not a war hero. He attacked Megyn Kelly. This is a guy who literally can’t–”
MCGLOWAN: “This has nothing to do with creating a better America.”
LEVINE: “But that’s the point.”
MCGLOWAN: “This has nothing to do with making America great again.”
LEVINE: “But that’s the point. He–”
MCGLOWAN: “Kelly, in 2012, conservatives defeated Mitt Romney. Obama and conservatives defeated Mitt Romney. I’m from Mississippi. And what we care about is God, guns, and country. So of course Donald Trump needs those votes–”
LEVINE: “I remember Mitt Romney–”
WRIGHT: “Let me ask you this then. Clinton Campaign Manager Robbie Mook said this quote ‘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.’ And he went on to say in a statement, ‘this kind of talk should be out of bounds for a presidential candidate.’ Is Mr. Trump out of bounds here? That’s the question I’m asking.
LEVINE: “He is. I remember Mitt Romney. Donald Trump is no Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney would never have said anything like this. Mitt Romney respects the office of the Presidency too much to suggest that anyone harm the President.”
WRIGHT: “Do you want Mitt Romney to be the nominee?”
LEVINE: “You know what? Compared to Donald Trump…”
WRIGHT: “Angela, let me ask you then. Because of this statement that Trump made, is he losing ground on the basket of deplorables which Hillary said and of course that’s something that he could have capitalized on? But instead he took a turn and started talking about let’s see what happens. And now the conversation is about him and no longer about Hillary Clinton and basket of deplorables.”
MCGLOWAN: “Kelly, this race is far from over. We still have not gotten our October Surprise. So whatever happens now, I mean Donald Trump said Mexican judge. I could go down the list.
LEVINE: “I could too.”
MCGLOWAN: “The bottom line is he did go after Megyn Kelly. But he’s still very popular and your candidate, Mark, is flawed. That’s why Donald Trump can really practically say whatever because he’s the only candidate that’s made a payroll. He’s the only candidate who’s created a job.
WRIGHT: “Well, truth be told, aren’t both candidates flawed? In terms of Hillary Clinton not being trustworthy and Donald Trump not being viewed as being qualified? Doesn’t that mean that both candidates are flawed and both of them have to work hard to make sure that they ensure getting some confidence within the American people?”
LEVINE: “I think Donald Trump is appealing to people who are mentally deficient. I really do. I think he’s reaching out to people who believe awful things and might take a pop at Hillary Clinton.”
WRIGHT: “Angela, last word. Real quick. I gotta go.”
MCGLOWAN: “Oh so I’m crazy? Oh so Mark, Mark, OK, so I guess that you’re a psychiatrist?”
LEVINE: “Dangerous people follow this stuff.”
MCGLOWAN: “Oh so I guess. OK. So I guess, you know, you have four-star generals that have endorsed Donald Trump so then they’re mentally ill? Come on, Mark. Come on.”
LEVINE: “No. I’m saying that someone could take a pop at Hillary Clinton.”
WRIGHT: “OK. We got to leave it there. They’re going to keep on talking. We got to leave it there. Mark Levine and Angela Mcglowan. I was trying to give you the last word, Angela, but obviously it’s more of an argument between the two of you. The debate continues.”
LEVINE: “Thank you, Kelly and Angela.”
WRIGHT: “Thank you.
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