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[UPDATED] Americans Disgusted After Trump ‘Jokes’ About Joe Biden Being ‘Shot,’ ‘This is INSANE!’
UPDATE: According to Snopes, Trump was NOT referring to Biden getting shot with a gun or an assassination attempt. Trump was claiming that Biden’s mind was “shot”. We regret the error and will be more careful next time.
Today Trump said: “That’s why they are talking about the 25th Amendment. Three weeks, Joe’s shot. Let’s go Kamala.” Trump obviously said it as a pitiful and sick means to terrify his all too easily terrified fans into believing they’d have this terrible socialist president within three weeks of Joe’s elections.
First of all, interesting that Trump uses the word “shot” in talking about the 25th Amendment. The 25th Amendment is about when a president is so incapacitated, by stroke, mental instability, a family member in dire illness, something that prevents the president from fulfilling his duties for that period, to put the Vice President into the presidency, whether temporarily, or for good – depending upon the circumstances obviously. It is not about being “shot” and dead, leading the vice-president to assume office, that has always been known and didn’t require the 25th Amendment.
But what kind of sick fck brings that up? Why not say “Joe is a one-termer, and will obviously hand the reigns to Kamala, or will be doing Kamala’s duty, and she was the most liberal in the senate …”
And by the way, the “most liberal senator” thing is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, are just three off the top of my head that are more liberal than Harris and there are about a dozen (or two) more. Harris is a centrist in every sense of the word. But not to the Republicans. We should have known they’d have said that about anyone, but still …
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Twitter wasn’t impressed:
Holy hell! The authoritian thug is joking about Biden being shot to his cult. Trump needs to be removed and prosecuted for all his crimes. Any other person saying this would get a visit by Secret Service https://t.co/C7ItVvJhSN
— Olga Lautman (@OlgaNYC1211) October 27, 2020
Congratulations, Republican enablers. Understand . . . justice is coming for you. You will be held accountable in courts of law for what you’ve done to the American people. https://t.co/eVDUnq3qdk
— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) October 27, 2020
Trump projects his dementia again. This time bringing up the 25th amendment. He uses the word “shot” which his ppl will claim he meant as “out of gas.” The evil depths his demented mind make either intent possible. He finishes his projection by slurring the word “conservative” https://t.co/3GzJhqxfEm
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) October 27, 2020
USC Title 18, Sec.871. states: "any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the president of the United States". THIS ALSO INCLUDES PRESEIDENTIAL CANDIDATES and former presidents. #TrumpForPrison https://t.co/FX9ubGZRo7
— Left-Coast-Resister (@PrdctofCa) October 27, 2020
THIS IS INSANE https://t.co/jzB8zhPxiN
— Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) October 27, 2020
— Scott C. (@SteveSwc102161) October 27, 2020
Alluding to your opponent's assassination feels like a whole new level. https://t.co/CLijPp57Tn
— Josh Mankiewicz (@JoshMankiewicz) October 27, 2020
Captain's Log, Day 1,376
President of the United States, speaking at a campaign rally, floats the possibility his opponent get assassinated three weeks into their presidency. https://t.co/WbbW1uiJHO
— Matt Ortega (@MattOrtega) October 27, 2020
All Americans including @realDonaldTrump's most loyal supporters should be APPALLED by this statement. A sitting President mentioning gun violence against a former Vice President of the United States @JoeBiden b/c he's on an opposing ticket? This is DANGEROUS-This is NOT America. https://t.co/myGokLuRev
— Olivia of Troye (@OliviaTroye) October 27, 2020
The President of the United States is mumbling slurred fantasies about his electoral opponent getting shot. https://t.co/3cxUMmqqYz
— Mike Rothschild (@rothschildmd) October 27, 2020
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