It’s not enough for Donald Trump to beat Hillary in November by talking about his disagreement with her on political issues. It’s not enough to talk about scandals regarding the Clinton Foundation or her use of personal e-mail for national security matters. That would require Trump to educate himself about an issue. Trump inflames his supporters with hateful discourse and outrageous lies. Trump is so anxious to raise the level of violence among his supporters that he even offered to pay their attorney fees is they were arrested. Now Trump has specifically turned the focus of the violence against his opponent, Hillary Clinton. On Tues. August 9th, Trump said: “IF she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks,”…”Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is…I don’t know.”
A month later, Trump has suggested taking away the guns of the agents guarding Hillary, to see what happens.
Trump has repeatedly lied in an effort to convince voters that Hillary is trying to take their guns away.
The truth is that Hillary Clinton has never advocated taking guns from law-abiding citizens. She has advocated for:
- Expanding background checks to more gun sales—including by closing the gun show and internet sales loopholes—and strengthen the background check system by getting rid of the so-called “Charleston Loophole.”
- Taking on the gun lobby by removing the industry’s sweeping legal protection for illegal and irresponsible actions (which makes it almost impossible for people to hold them accountable), and revoking licenses from dealers who break the law.
- Keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, other violent criminals, and the severely mentally ill.
In fact Hillary,like 55% of Americans, is in favor of stricter gun controls. She has never advocated taking away guns from law enforcement agents like the Secret Service. Thus Trump is not only lying ,but he’s doing it for the purpose of inspiring violence. Do we have to wait for someone to shoot Hillary before we tell Donald Trump that he has blood on his hands? Senator Chris Murphy has condemned Trump’s remarks and has attributed blame to him if Cinton is assassinated. The real problem is that Donald Trump doesn’t care. He lies over and over again, and when caught by a reporter bringing light to the lie, he simply attacks the reporter. When asked for the source of his information, he says “a lot of people told me.”
Trump proclaimed his bigotry by suggesting that Barack Obama was not a U.S. citizen. Now that his credibility is an issue in the presidential race, he simply lies and declares that Hillary started that rumor.
As the polls tighten, America is shocked. We are horrified! The New York Times calls it an Alarming Political Precedent! However it is much worse than that!The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency would be a tragedy from which we would never recover! It is shocking to think that the American people could ever elect someone so racist, misogynistic, narcissistic, hateful, ignorant, self-promoting, evasive, and such a blatant liar.
Lewis Black said it best when he declared, “this is what I’ve been waiting for my whole life, …a President who’s not afraid to tell the truth…about being a lying asshole!”