Donald Trump’s appearance at the National Rifle Association’s Annual Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum (NRA-ILA) last week, brought a lot of excitement to pro-gun advocates, who couldn’t have asked for a better candidate.
Inquisitr reported on the event where the NRA endorsed Trump and engaged in similar rhetoric of which only he and his ilk can only muster.
Prior to this, there was news over the arrest of a Republican delegate in Maryland, which clarified the kind of supporters Trump tends to attract, and who are not afraid to show it.
And much like the response from his supporters in the video above, it’s quite possible that Donald Trump’s nomination is prophetic to many there, along with many right-wing American-extremists who see him as “the one.”
Prior to the event, Media Matters reported that a co-sponsor of that event — much like the delegate in Maryland — had a questionable history of smearing slain black youths and their families.
That sponsor being Bob Owens of a blog called Bearing Arms, who supports gun ownership, which is a subject Republicans have, without question, been very militant about.
The article refers to Owen’s inflammatory statements over the years, which Donald Trump would be proud of, especially statements such as suggesting that Democrats be hanged after they start a new civil war against Republicans over gun ownership.
Clearly it would have to be the Democrats who would start it, which is only one of the many times he has suggested there would be civil war since 2010.
The Media Matters article also refers to statements about Trayvon Martin, where he called Martin “a violent, drug-abusing thug who appeared to get off on hurting people,” and at another point said that “good people… will arm themselves against violent young predators like Trayvon Martin” because “any society that hopes to survive simply has no choice.”
The article also includes his views on Tamir Rice and Jordan Davis, which is more of the same.
The Inquisitr article also reported on the possibility that Donald Trump might take-it-down several notches, when it wrote about how his campaign adviser, Paul Manafort, hinted that Donald Trump would become more presidential, and lately it would appear that he has pulled back a bit, but, when it isn’t Donald trump himself who’s firing off offenses, his supporters bring up the rear.
For instance, Donald Trump has already collected the endorsement of people who are known for their own inflammatory rhetoric, such as former governor of Arizona Jan Brewer, Maine’s incumbent Governor Paul LePage, retired basketball coach Bobby Knight, and now, whatever comes with an endorsement by the NRA.
The Republican Party has no choice but to get behind Donald Trump as he gathers ringing endorsements such as that of the NRA, who according to the article by Inquisitr, have never endorsed a presidential candidate so quickly over the last few election cycles.
And while he’s certainly gathering a group of unsavory characters who are within the same breathing space as the one with the most inflammatory compulsions to say the wrong things, over the last week Donald Trump has said — perhaps with fingers crossed — that he did not want white supremacist leader David Duke’s endorsement, not because of his affiliation with the Klu Klux Klan, but because he didn’t “need” anyone’s endorsement, according to POLITICO.
“Asked whether he would repudiate the endorsement, Trump said ‘Sure, I would if that would make you feel better.'”
If his campaign call that people stop being politically correct about things is followed by any action, these endorsements from the insult-to-offend class is certainly that.
And now that it’s been nearly a month since he’s won the presumptive nomination to lead the Republican Party, he has yet to move away from these types of people and so it’s very clear that this general election is going to end up being the best of the worst.
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