President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in North Carolina on Thursday, and many people were shocked by his remarks.
During one point in his speech, Trump appeared to suggest that federal marshals intentionally killed an antifa supporter accused of shooting a conservative protester to death in Portland, Oregon.
“We sent in the U.S. Marshals, took 15 minutes and it was over,” Trump said. “They knew who he was, they didn’t want to arrest him, and 15 minutes — that ended.”
Summing up the rally, Susan J. Demas, the editor-in-chief of Michigan Advance, said: “Trump bragged about a extrajudicial killing on American soil and whipped up a crowd against the press as the ‘enemy of the people’ again, and neither will be a big story, in part, because we live in denial about how bad some things really are.”
See some more reactions below:
The steroids they gave Trump in the hospital have turned his brain into pudding lmao https://t.co/4eIAcyLSir
— Will Selissen (@SelissenWill) October 15, 2020
I don’t think Trump is helping himself here. Is he still on the steroids?
— Norma (@normarivka) October 15, 2020
Trump's brain is *ucked UP https://t.co/DTwv5mr6un
— Paul Zavinsky (@PZavinsky) October 15, 2020
Why does Trump act like a deranged 5 year old with mental issues? wtf
— Sue (@suzyq222) October 15, 2020
He’s such a FUCKING JOKE, he shows ZERO respect to the American people w how he demeans the office of the Presidency
trump is the lowest bar imaginable.
Galactic embarrassment for the United States.
— ᎠᏌNᎬᎷYᎢᎻᎪNᏩ™️ (@Kris_Sacrebleu) October 15, 2020
roid trump is exposing his mental cheat sheet to remember who his kids are here:
IVANKA = HOT
ERIC = BUSINESS
BARRON = TALL
DON JR = https://t.co/WEVFPBUj6w
— matt (@matthiasellis) October 15, 2020
Trump speaking at his NC Covid rally is the most unhinged yet. Not sure if it’s his poll numbers or the steroids.
— America (@funnily22) October 15, 2020
I know…it gets easier and easier to not be shocked by what the orange idiot says, but this is Trump bragging about the extrajudicial killing of a US citizen by the US Marshals.
"They didn't want to arrest him."
This is an objectively insane clip https://t.co/aEfCDqjZHt
— Shawn Foss (@Shawn_Foss) October 15, 2020
Neither Trump nor his cult members have any clue how unemployment rates work. https://t.co/bsFU2shqUv
— TonyRush (@TonyRush) October 15, 2020
Of all the signs of our national decline, cheering in response to descriptions of government criminality — as Trump describes it, "they didn't want to arrest him" and "they got him" — is among the most disturbing. https://t.co/pWlIPVeSlO
— Orin Kerr (@OrinKerr) October 15, 2020
Fox News host interrupts Trump adviser for attacking Kristen Welker: ‘She’s a reporter, not an activist’
Fox News host Bill Hemmer on Thursday called out Trump campaign adviser Mercedes Schlapp after she labeled NBC correspondent Kristen Welker as an "activist."
Just hours before the final presidential debate of 2020, Hemmer asked Schlapp if President Donald Trump's strategy is to attack Welker, who is scheduled to moderate the event.
"We'll see what happens," Schlapp replied. "But we know about the moderator. She's a bit of an activist and we want a fair debate."
Hemmer interrupted: "Sorry, she's a reporter. She's not an activist."
"Well, she worked for NBC and she worked for MSNBC, which I would say is not necessarily fair and balanced," Schlapp replied.
‘Would be so wild if Harrison pulled this off!’: Democratic challenger pulls ahead of Lindsey Graham
As Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham came under fire Thursday morning for holding a contested vote to advance U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to the full chamber, new polling showed Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison with a narrow lead over the South Carolina Republican.
Early mail-in and in-person voting is already underway in the Palmetto State for next month's general election, in which Graham is trying to keep a Senate seat he has held since 2003, after serving four terms in the House. The Morning Consult poll signals Harrison has a shot at ousting the GOP senator.
Ivanka Trump launches desperate ‘eleventh-hour’ effort to win back suburban women: report
Suburban women used to be a major asset for the Republican Party. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge performed much better in the Philadelphia suburbs during the 1990s than he did in Philadelphia Proper; suburban women, from Orange County to La Jolla to Glendale and Burbank, played an important prominent role in many GOP victories back when California was still a red state. But during the Trump era, many suburban women have been leaning Democrat — and the GOP's problems with suburban women are the focus of new articles by The Atlantic and Politico, which reports that President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is hoping that his daughter, White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump, can win over suburban women for the president.