NYT Columnist: Trump’s Children ‘Should Be Ashamed of Him’
Thomas Friedman says Donald Trump‘s children “should be ashamed of him” after he suggested “Second Amendment people” could stop Hillary Clinton from nominating liberal judges as president.
The Hill Reports:
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman says Donald Trump‘s children “should be ashamed of him” after the Republican presidential nominee suggested “Second Amendment people” could stop Democratic Hillary Clinton from nominating liberal judges as president.
“People are playing with fire here, and there is no bigger flamethrower than Donald Trump,” Friedman wrote in an op-ed published Wednesday. “Forget politics; he is a disgusting human being. His children should be ashamed of him.“I only pray that he is not simply defeated, but that he loses all 50 states so that the message goes out across the land — unambiguously, loud and clear: The likes of you should never come this way again.”
During a rally in Wilmington, N.C., on Tuesday, Trump was discussing the possibility that Clinton would nominate judges who could hinder gun rights when he made a remark that critics are saying was a call to violence.
“By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks,” he said. “Though the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”
Trump and his campaign later said that the Republican nominee was calling on gun owners to use their political power.
Friedman said that the remarks reminded him of the rhetoric that led to the 1995 assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
“His right-wing opponents just kept delegitimizing him as a ‘traitor’ and ‘a Nazi’ for wanting to make peace with the Palestinians and give back part of the Land of Israel,” Friedman wrote. “Of course, all is fair in politics, right? And they had God on their side, right? They weren’t actually telling anyone to assassinate Rabin. That would be horrible.”
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