Trump has been getting a lot of interviews since he made that remark about the “Second Amendment people taking care of Hillary”, and as I, and no doubt everyone else on the planet expected, he’s spinning that to mean that he was talking about the voting power of people concerned for protection the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution.
Oh yeah? Then why didn’t he say that? He knew damned well how it sounded. He said it deliberately to start another ruckus and get himself a lot more free air time, and of course it worked. That’s been his modus operandi since the start, he insults someone in a left-handed way so it can be taken two different ways, or he says something like this that isn’t specific, it’s the innuendo, the implication. That way when everyone starts screaming and the cameras are pointed at him, he can calmly say, “Oh no, all I meant was….”.
Hillary did a similar thing, made a remark about Obama back in the 2008 Democrat primary that sounded a lot like a suggestion to kill him, but she spun it to mean something else, just as Trump is doing. But just because a goddam criminal like Hillary does it, does that mean Donald Trump should? And the answer isn’t just NO, it’s HELL, NO.
All of Trumps biggest and best allies have been going to bat for him on TV now, saying he just meant the votes, only the votes, but I can imagine how pissed off and dismayed they are at him for putting them in the position of having to make excuses for him, and I hope they give him such a hard time over that crap that he never does it again.
My personal enthusiasm for Trump took a big hit with that stupid remark. I still hope he wins but he won’t if he keeps saying things that turn everyone off.