Donald Trump has faced a lot of controversy lately, and he sought to set the record straight by talking to Sean Hannity on Fox News Tuesday evening. He started off by noting that things are getting a little bit better for Trump since a couple of polls show Hillary Clinton’s lead is declining. Hannity asked Donald Trump for his take on the state of the race.
“Well, I think we’re doing well. I’m in North Carolina right now. You have to see the crowds. The folks are just so enthused and just believe so strongly in what we’re saying. I’m a messenger,” Trump told Hannity, before specifically pointing out that his message is that “we want to take back our jobs, we want to make good trade deals, and we want to have borders that mean something.”
Sean Hannity pointed out that Trump isn’t getting support from some conservative Republicans, despite Trump’s conservative agenda.
“They are helping Hillary and it’s sad to see, ” Donald said, before indicating that he actually has a lot of support from major senators, congressmen, and many others.
Trump said that he understands the bitterness, but that Hillary Clinton needs to be defeated, mostly because she would be the one to choose Supreme Court justices. He said our country would never be the same if these people let Hillary Clinton get elected.
Soon, Sean Hannity played the controversial clip in which Donald Trump talks about the “second amendment people” going after Hillary Clinton.
According to Politico, many thought Trump was actually threatening Hillary Clinton with violence.
“The reference to the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms, could be interpreted as a joke about using violence to stop Clinton or her judicial picks.”
Trump was bashed by a lot of people on Twitter.
However, Trump fought back on the backlash to his comments when talking to Sean Hannity and said he was talking about a “powerful” Second Amendment that could be destroyed if Hillary Clinton puts judges on the Supreme Court bench. Trump said everybody who was there knew he wasn’t actually talking about killing Hillary Clinton, but that certain media outlets want to spin his words as much as possible since they want Clinton to win the election.
A little later, Sean noted that the father of Omar Mateen, the 29-year-old man who murdered many at a gay club in Orlando, was right behind Hillary Clinton at a rally yesterday. He asked Trump what he thought about Clinton’s camp brushing this off.
“I heard about that. I saw a picture of him with a red hat that didn’t have ‘Make America Great’ on it, ” Trump joked.
“If that were me, this would be a headline all over the world, but she did not disavow this man, and he’s got some pretty harsh views. It’s a whole double standard and I think we are punching through it, and i think the people understand,” Trump frustratingly finished.
The interview ended with Trump saying that if he was elected president, he would find judges like Antonin Scalia, whom he had nothing but praise for. Trump also said that America can be energy-dependent within four years. He would expand mining and drilling, helping to bring a lot of those jobs back.
Trump thinks he has the solution to helping the United States get back on track. Hannity, who admits he runs an opinion show, barely challenged Donald Trump on his statements. What is your reaction to this interview? Do you think, if elected, Trump will able to do everything he talks about? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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