Thursday, August 11, 2016
Blunt, LaPierre say Trump 2nd Amendment remark was about voting mobilization
But the idea that he and his supporters are pushing- that he was referring to Second Amendment absolutists mobilizing and voting to retain their constitutional rights borders on the ridiculous.
The words he spoke, which have been replayed over and over this week are bad enough. Referring to the kind of Supreme Court justices Hillary Clinton would appoint if she were elected, Trump indicated that people who support gun rights would be out of luck.
"Although with the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know."
No words he said before or after he uttered that phrase gave any indication Trump was urging people to get out the vote.
That's the spin Sen. Roy Blunt put on it during a campaign stop with NRA leader Wayne LaPierre today in Columbia. In the accompanying video from the Columbia Tribune, veteran reporter Rudi Keller asks Blunt about Trump's remark.
"I assume he meant by voting," Blunt said, moving quickly to get away from Keller so he would not have to answer any more Trump questions. Blunt has been trying to have his cake and eat it, too, by supporting Blunt, but trying to steer clear of Trump's outrageous comments.