Kayleigh McEnany — a spokeswoman for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump — appeared on CNN Newsroom Tuesday to attempt to explain the candidate’s remarks about “Second Amendment people” being the remedy for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s potential Supreme Court appointments.
“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks,” Trump said at a rally in Wilmington, NC, “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is.”
McEnany said that what the candidate meant to say was that the NRA should try to stop Clinton from appointing liberal justices to the Supreme Court, not that someone should shoot the former Secretary of State.
“I think he’s referring to the fact that the National Rifle Association is the most powerful lobby, hands down, in the United States,” said McEnany. “So if anyone can stop a very anti-Second Amendment agenda, it would be the NRA and the Second Amendment folks. And I think when he talks about Hillary wanting to roll back the Second Amendment, he’s referring to how she doesn’t like Supreme Court jurisprudence on the Second Amendment.”
She went on to say that Clinton is against the Heller Amendment, a ruling that gun advocates consider a mandate for every American citizen to possess a handgun. If Trump, McEnany said, wants to distort Clinton’s positions, then that’s okay because “Hillary Clinton simplifies a lot of his policies.”
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GOP strategist delivers devastating analysis of Trump’s ‘Make America White Again’ agenda on CNN
Republican strategist Tara Setmayer on Tuesday delivered a brutal analysis of President Donald Trump's strategy to win reelection, which she dubbed "Make America White Again."
During a panel discussion on Trump ramping up his racist attacks on four Democratic women of color, Setmayer argued that appealing solely to angry white voters was the only hope he had of winning in 2020.
"It's 'Make America White Again,' according to the president of the United States, because everyone in the country is not welcome," she said. "If you have a difference of opinion, you're not welcome."
She then went on to document all the ways Trump is uniquely unfit to judge who does and does not belong in the United States.
Morning Joe panel brutally dismantles Lindsey Graham for doubling down and backing Trump’s extreme racism
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough was left speechless by Sen. Lindsey Graham's impassioned defense of President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen.
The "Morning Joe" host sat in stunned silence after rolling video of the South Carolina Republican defending Trump's tweets, and doubling down by hurling his own slurs against the first-year lawmakers.
"You call Americans in Congress communists?" Scarborough said, after gathering his thoughts, "and you say they hate America? And then your punch line to that is aim higher?"
Scarborough, who served alongside Graham as a Republican congressman, said the episode was a shameful new low for the veteran lawmaker.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe explains the ‘stupid’ reason Trump is cranking up his extremist racist rants
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough believes President Donald Trump's racist attacks on Democratic lawmakers are both a political calculation and an essential element of character.
Sam Stein, senior politics editor for HuffPost, wondered whether Trump was telling the four lawmakers -- all women of color, all American citizens and all but one born in the U.S. -- to go back to their home countries because he was genuinely just racist, and not playing a cynical gambit for racist voters, but the "Morning Joe" host said both could be true.
"I think it can be both," Scarborough said. "I think it can be deeply embedded in his character and at the same time, I think he read Maureen Dowd's (New York Times) column on Sunday morning an said, 'Oh, wait a second, Democrats are fighting each other, let me drive a wedge between the two sides, and I'll attack the four people that Nancy Pelosi is attacking.'"