During a rally Tuesday evening in Lansing, Michigan, President Donald Trump told a crowd of supporters that his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, will probably be shot three weeks after taking office so that Kamala Harris can be president.
Specifically, Trump mused:
“That’s why they are talking about the 25th Amendment. Three weeks, Joe’s shot. Let’s go Kamala.”
The president said this by way of alleging that if a person votes for Biden, they’ll actually be getting Harris as head of state because there’s a conspiracy afoot to make Kamala president as soon as possible.
“Three weeks in, Joe is shot, let’s go Kamala, are you ready?” pic.twitter.com/qgMVQ3ekI1
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) October 27, 2020
If you or I stood up and said that in public, the Secret Service would pay us a visit and make it very clear that if we did it again, we’d be arrested and charged with threatening a candidate for federal office.
That won’t happen to Trump, of course, because he controls the Secret Service. They work for him. But they also protect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and it’d be nice to think they’d pull Trump aside and make it clear that such talk isn’t the least bit acceptable. Will they? Probably not. Would he listen if they did? Almost certainly not.
Trump’s remarks, however, prove yet again how reckless and dangerous this man is. It is prima facie evidence of exactly why Donald Trump needs to be voted out in record numbers.
Many Americans were outraged by what the president said:
— Lorraine Montez (@lorrainemontez) October 27, 2020
If any one of us made the same statement on Twitter about Trump, we’d have the FBI at our front door.
This is grotesquely irresponsible given how many people now have security detail due to Trump publicly disparaging them. Dr Fauci, Leslie Stahl, Gov Whitmer …
— Social✽Fly (Gov Cuomo’s #StayAtHome Girlfriend) (@socflyny) October 27, 2020
Given what’s already happened, with the foiled plots against Governor Whitmer, Governor Northam, Governor Dewine and Joe Biden, this can not be taken lightly. He knows exactly what he’s doing. The @FBI should act accordingly. This is jaw dropping. He’s a terrorist. Full stop.
— ☀️Cassandra☀️RIP JOHN LEWIS ♥️💔 (@Hogan80Hogan) October 27, 2020
— DianeEveryday 🇺🇸 (@2MyQuietPlace) October 27, 2020
Just when you think he can’t get more despicable, the President of the United States is suggesting that his opponent gets shot!
In a state which an armed group was arrested for planning to kill police officers and kidnap the governor.
There is nothing normal about this.
— David Lapan (@DaveLapanDC) October 28, 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
The current president is a danger to every single American. He must be removed via the ballot box.