Trump ignites firestorm with remarks on gun rights, Clinton

Cheryl Sanders
August 11, 2016

With early voting set to begin next month in several states, time is running short for Trump to make a major change in his approach. As he did in the primaries, the billionaire continues to dismiss guidance from senior Republicans, in and out of his campaign.

DeHart and Tameron said Clinton aides have not disclosed whether they plan any local-market television advertising as part of the latest campaign expansion.

Herald foreign editor Nicola Lamb wrote today that Trump's campaign is starting to resemble 2008, when Republican John McCain fought a daily battle to dominate the news cycles while Barack Obama stuck to a steady strategy.

"We know that Donald Trump is not particularly indirect", he said on "Good Morning America" Wednesday.

A day after Clinton committed to participating in all three scheduled debates, Trump said he, too, would do three debates, though he seemed to leave himself an out.


Georgia has not sided with the Democratic nominee since Bill Clinton's 1992 election. The poll of 1,056 Florida likely voters was conducted from July 30 to Sunday, which also largely coincided with a fight between Trump and the Muslim-American family of a fallen soldier whose parents slammed Trump at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Well, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he thought the remark was "a joke gone bad" which is a reasonable conclusion, isn't it? Can't this successful "old dog" businessman see that the Democratic political machine is playing him like cheap fiddle or as Trump might prefer, an expensive Stradivarius violin?

Giuliani blamed Clinton's "spin machine" for painting the comments at a North Carolina rally as anything less than innocent.

Trump sparked the most recent in his long series of controversies at a campaign appearance in Wilmington, N.C., as he suggested that Clinton would nominate justices to the Supreme Court who would dismantle the right to bear arms.

During the event, he said falsely that Clinton "essentially wants to abolish the Second Amendment". "But I'll tell you what-that will be a terrible day".


It was not immediately clear exactly what Trump meant by his remarks, but USA media and social media users quickly expressed concern that Trump was advocating, in jest or not, that Clinton or the judges could be shot.

Mr Trump's reaction as the uproar grew was: "Give me a break".

But in the leftist mind there is only one acceptable explanation for Trump's choice of words: the GOP candidate was urging the assassination of his opponent, a fellow would-be president. Unlike the two Republican Congressman who have denounced Trump, Ms Collins is not retiring.

Some 19 per cent think the NY real estate magnate should drop out, 70 per cent think he should stay in and 10 per cent say they "don't know", according to the August 5-8 poll of 396 registered Republicans.

Trump and his supporters have pointed to positive signs, including a significant boost in his at-first-tepid fundraising, bringing in almost as much last month as Clinton.


The Trump campaign issued a statement saying that Trump meant people who support the Second Amendment are unified and will vote together. He was back on message in a speech largely focused on the his safer talking points, like boosting the coal industry. Wayne (LaPierre) and Chris (Cox) and all the people over there and they tweeted out, basically they agree 100 percent with what I said.

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