From the New York Times
Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton’s Bodyguards Should Disarm to ‘See What Happens to Her’By NICK CORASANITI, NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MICHAEL BARBARO SEPT. 16, 2016MIAMI — Donald J. Trump once again raised the specter of violence against Hillary Clinton, suggesting Friday that the Secret Service agents who guard her voluntarily disarm to “see what happens to her” without their protection.“I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons,” Mr. Trump said at a rally in Miami, to loud applause. “I think they should disarm. Immediately.”He went on: “Let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away, O.K. It’ll be very dangerous.”In justifying his remarks, Mr. Trump falsely claimed that Mrs. Clinton wants to “destroy your Second Amendment,” apparently a reference to her gun control policies.
Obviously, this is a brain dead intentional misinterpretation of Trump’s simple talking point in favor of gun ownership rights.
What’s concerning is that when the establishment media acts this stupid — something that must be painful to their self-images as smart — they are processing powerful emotions and projecting them on to Trump. The press claims to be reading Trump’s mind that somebody should shoot Hillary, so it’s fair play for me to say that they are projecting their inchoate feelings onto Trump.
We saw this kind of projection in the first half of the year, when the press ranted about “violence at Trump rallies,
” which, sure enough, conjured into existence
massive violence against Trump supporters.
Similarly, the media projecting concerns about black criminality onto white policemen got ten cops murdered over the summer in Dallas and Baton Rouge.
This kind of press frenzy has a history of sometimes getting candidates murdered, such as Dutch immigration restrictionist upstart Pim Fortuyn
.One attempted assassination of Donald Trump
has already been provoked this year. The would-be murderer pled guilty a few days ago … to almost zero coverage in the United States.
So it’s time for some self-analysis and self-restraint on the part of the press before somebody gets killed.