Trump assassination threat

(511 Posts)
HPFA Wed 10-Aug-16 06:39:28

www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/09/trump-gun-owners-clinton-judges-second-amendment

Words fail me....

LineyReborn Wed 10-Aug-16 06:40:34

Is he mentally unstable?

NotYoda Wed 10-Aug-16 06:42:23

I thought there'd been an attempt on his life when I read the title quickly.

Nothing he says surprises me. I really think that there is something mentally wrong with him, or he is drunk/on drugs. I don't know.

It scares me that there is anyone who supports him in America

StealthPolarBear Wed 10-Aug-16 06:42:50

I assumed this was a huge overreaction and that he was calling on them to vote but when you read what he actually said it's quite clear.
am I being hopeful that this will spell the end of Americans taking him seriously?

redshoeblueshoe Wed 10-Aug-16 06:42:53

Words fail me too.

NotYoda Wed 10-Aug-16 06:43:00

X post Liney

TheDowagerCuntess Wed 10-Aug-16 06:47:59

I've been of the opinion for some time that he's actually trying to throw this fight. He's saying more and more ludicrous things in the hope of throwing it, but instead, his supporters lap it up.

So he's getting more desperate. He's only after the massive ego trip. He doesn't actually want the hard work of running the country!

His whole campaign is inching ever closer to implosion.

NotYoda Wed 10-Aug-16 06:50:09

TheDowager

That has struck me, nut I am not sure. He'd have to be extraordinarily rash to do that in this way.

NotYoda Wed 10-Aug-16 06:50:24

but I'm not sure

SaltyMyDear Wed 10-Aug-16 06:50:33

Dowager - ha. Ha. That would be very funny if you were right and like Boris he didn't actually want to win.

Because if you're right he's bound to win. Sod's law.

StealthPolarBear Wed 10-Aug-16 06:52:27

Dowager, either that or a dangerous combination of poor judgement, low Intelligence and violent.
Please someone reassure me Clinton will win?

SaltyMyDear Wed 10-Aug-16 06:52:47

Notyoda - but boris did just that. Campaign for an election he didn't want to win. So nothing's impossible anymore.

NotYoda Wed 10-Aug-16 06:53:19

On The BBC website it says an independent candidate has put himself forward - a Republican former CIA operative

NotYoda Wed 10-Aug-16 06:54:05

True, Salty

StealthPolarBear Wed 10-Aug-16 06:55:08

Wtf??? I assume he's been arrested?

HPFA Wed 10-Aug-16 06:58:25

am I being hopeful that this will spell the end of Americans taking him seriously?

Sadly you probably are.

ThoraGruntwhistle Wed 10-Aug-16 07:04:43

At this point he could probably pull his pants down and wipe his bum on the American flag and there would still be people cheering for him. I don't know what he could do or say that would be a step too far for people. Utterly baffling.

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 10-Aug-16 07:16:56

article on us law about incitement to violence.

.Id say he crossed the line a while a go. This however.....
He claims that the press, and us all, have it wrong, that he meant they could use their vote. Didn't sound like that to me.

BeingATwatItsABingThing Wed 10-Aug-16 07:22:51

I too thought there had been an attempt on his life. I clicked on this thread quite excitedly. But no... I don't like Clinton but she has to be better than him.

The more I hear from Trump, the more upset I get that he has a chance of running one of the most powerful countries in the world.

TroysMammy Wed 10-Aug-16 07:27:26

Donald Trump is a tit. A rich tit. He's on a power trip because let's face it because he is so rich there is no goal left except politics. Can you imagine DT being satisfied with a normal hobby? This is his hobby.

HPFA Wed 10-Aug-16 07:28:35

He claims that the press, and us all, have it wrong, that he meant they could use their vote. Didn't sound like that to me.

It wouldn't sound like that to anyone with brain power greater than an amoeba. He's claiming that journalists are agreeing with him - they are journalists from Fox News, of course.

StealthPolarBear Wed 10-Aug-16 07:35:52

I couldn't see anything on the bbc about the volunteer, does anyone have a link?
Do you think hc is scared or do you think this is just another threat her security take into account? Corruption and threats...I thought the us would condemn other counties for running their political systems along those lines!

NotYoda Wed 10-Aug-16 07:37:49

TroysMammy

Yes, that's what DH thinks. He's had bosses just like Trump. Megalomaniacs who think normal rules of speech and behaviour (e.g. having temper tantrums) don't apply to them, and so much power that no-one corrects them.

I think that the symptoms of that are like someone whose Frontal Lobes are damaged. What's so worrying is that that appeals to so many people

Also this Fundmentalism about the Constitution is like religious fundamentalism - it's document, written by men in a certain historical period. Like the Bible

elgol Wed 10-Aug-16 07:42:52

I was hoping claig would be here saying this is all a conspiracy by the elite establishment.

No, just Trump going off on one.

I used to think outrageous lying in politics was no route to electoral success. Then we had Brexit.

I think a lot of people just want to shake things up a bit. Vote for a change, any change.

NotYoda Wed 10-Aug-16 07:46:59

Yes, like Fascism in Europe in the 1930s

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