What Trump’s remarks really indicate

Many in the media and assorted politicians are interpreting Donald Trump’s off-the-cuff remark about “Second Amendment people” as an incitement to violence, but I suspect it says volumes about how little Trump really understands or respects “Second Amendment people.”

“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick — if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Trump said in North Carolina. “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know. But I’ll tell you what, that will be a horrible day, if — if — Hillary gets to put her judges in.”

It sounds to me like he thinks, when his true beliefs slip off his slippery tongue, that Second Amendment people are capable of such violence, not that he is encouraging it.

Frankly, it is not much different than Obama’s remarks in 2008 about working-class people hurt by job losses: “They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Both men appear to have an antipathy for a certain group of people.

Trump’s people later tried to spin the remark by claiming he was talking about Second Amendment people exercising their political power at the polls, which I seem recall he thinks are rigged.

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8 comments on “What Trump’s remarks really indicate

  1. iShrug says:

    As a gun owner, I envision what would happen if gun confiscation was attempted in this country. We are not violent people. But the 2nd Amendment was designed to protect against a tyrannical government.

  2. Rincon says:

    We’re not a violent people compared to who? We’re certainly less violent than many 3rd world countries, but we ranked 4th in homicide rates out of 34 OECD countries. We were better though, than Mexico, Turkey and Estonia which are on that list.

  3. iShrug says:

    Rincon, I’m speaking about law abiding gun owners as a group, and gun ownership in general.
    http://americangunfacts.com

  4. Much ado about nothing…again! Except it’s another excuse for the progressive socialist leftist Democrats and their accomplices in the media to light their hair on fire for another three or four days. What is worse…a few more intemperate words from a candidate who doesn’t seem to have a governor on his tongue, or the reckless and extremely careless actions of a politician who wouldn’t know the truth if it bit her on the derriere? Who will do the most damage to our country if elected?

  5. Rincon says:

    Showing yet another example that a Presidential candidate doesn’t have a governor on his mouth is not nothing. It was worth reporting, but no need to obsess. The story should only last a day or two.

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  7. Steve says:

    Becoming more and more apparent Trump is Clinton shill.

    Just gonna put this here….
    https://4thst8.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/trump-voters-will-not-listen-to-reason/#comment-59690

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