Donald Trump keeps finding new ways to lower the bar of political discourse but this might be a step too far, even for him.
During a speech in Wilmington, North Carolina, Trump was whining about Hillary Clinton using the Supreme Court to get rid of the Second Amendment. As far as right wing talking points go, this is standard stuff. But it’s where he went next that should make anyone still cheering for him ashamed to call themselves an American, much less a civilized human being:
Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks…Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is…
Video—Trump: “If she gets to pick her judges —nothing you can do…Although the 2nd Amendment people maybe there is” https://t.co/eeofxE9qL4
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) August 9, 2016
That right there is a presidential candidate suggesting his rival be assassinated. And some people actually cheered. I’d like to think that the rest were appalled but there’s no bottom to the barrel of Trump supporter’s depravity so it’s more likely they just didn’t catch what he said.
This is how far into the mud Donald Trump has dragged our country. Bravo, Republican Party. You really picked the perfect representative for your knuckledragging base.