August 09, 2016

Trump: Are Assassination Jokes Funny Yet? No? Okay

If crossing lines were an Olympic sport, Trump would have a medal to match his hair. While speaking at a rally in North Carolina, Republican nominee Donald Trump hinted at the assassination of Hillary Clinton as a possible solution for gun-rights activists. Trump was speaking about the next president’s power to appoint Supreme Court justices when he said, “If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks.” This was followed by the joke, “Although the Second Amendment people… maybe there is, I don’t know.” The *wink wink, nudge nudge* wasn’t exactly coy. Critics were quick to call his phrasing reckless and admonish him for even jokingly endorsing violence, especially considering the recent gun violence and political climate in the US today. 

And if Clinton’s week wasn’t bad enough…

The parents of two Americans killed while on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi filed a lawsuit against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The wrongful-death lawsuit charges that the attack that killed four Americans, including their sons Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, “was directly and proximately caused, at a minimum” by Clinton’s use of a private email server while in the State Department. This, obviously, won’t be Clinton’s first stint in court over the Benghazi attacks. Just last fall, she answered eight hours of questioning from a Republican-led House committee over her handling of the attacks. The committee later filed a report in June, finding no new evidence of wrongdoing. But what’s another court appearance? It’s not like she’s busy.

Yes, I want to sound marginally more intelligent: