OpEd: “The New York Times says Donald Trump on Friday night "once again raised the specter of violence against Hillary Clinton.
The Guardian, meanwhile, titled its tweet ‘Trump hints at Clinton's assassination again,’” The Washington Post reported.
Trump has called for taking Hillary’s Secret Service protection away from her on several occasions, accusing her of not supporting the 2nd Amendment.
She has called for stricter gun control but never urged taking guns away.
“But it's clear that what Trump said Friday night went beyond what he'd said previously. The ‘specter of violence’ raised was much more directly. When Trump said, ‘Let's see what happens to her,’ and ‘It would be very dangerous,’ he's taking things to a new level and talking about the actual result — not just Clinton allegedly putting her money where her mouth is on how guns aren't safe.” The Post added.
This country, the USA, has suffered assassinations of some of its most beloved leaders since 1950, including President John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King and others. Ronald Reagan barely survived an assassination attempt. Even right wingers were shot. George Wallace survived but spent the last years of his life in a hospital.
Around the world assassinations continue.
Trump made the assassination threat the same day he admitted President Obama was born in the U.S. He did not apologize for leading the birther movement for years. Many believe the birther movement made it easier for Republicans to block Obama delivering on the promises he had made.
The Clinton campaign was furious.
“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.
“But we’ve seen again and again that no amount of failed resets can change who Donald Trump is,” said Clinton Campaign Manager Robbie Mook.
Those who remember these assassinations, learning on school buses that their president was gone, will never forget.
Trump never was going to get our votes.
Nothing could push people to get out and vote or simply call and get a mail ballot – it’s never been easier – than remember the heartbreak. Some of his followers actually have called for Clinton to be executed.
“So much of the deep lingering sadness over President Kennedy's assassination is about the unfinished promise: unspoken speeches, unfulfilled hopes, the wondering about what might have been,” said Marian Wright Edelman
It is difficult to imagine how our history would have been changed if Abraham Lincoln had lived-he was assassinated in 1865.
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