"There will be blood on your hands" if Hillary is killed, rages an angry tweeting Senator Chris Murphy following Trump's comments this morning with regard Hillary's anti-gun policies. With Clinton campaign manager Mook spinning Trump's comments as in some way calling for Hillary's assassination, we suspect – once again – the Democrats will demand a Secret Service investigation, desperate for any distraction from the declining poll numbers and lagging millennial vote.
As The Hill reports, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) is accusing Donald Trump of suggesting his supporters kill Hillary Clinton, tweeting furiously that “blood will be on your hands.”
“Hey @realDonaldTrump, if you keep suggesting your supporters kill @HillaryClinton, someone will listen. The blood will be on your hands,” Murphy tweeted Saturday morning.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) September 17, 2016
As we detailed earlier, Trump said Friday night at a campaign rally that Clinton’s Secret Service detail should have their guns taken away to “see what happens to her.”
“I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons,” he said. “Take their guns away. She doesn’t want guns … let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away, OK? It’d be very dangerous.”
And, as The Hill reports, Democrats have reacted angrily to Trump’s comment, calling it an incitement of violence.
Clinton’s campaign called on Republican leaders to denounce the statement.
"Whether this is done to provoke protesters at a rally or casually or even as a joke, it is an unacceptable quality in anyone seeking the job of Commander in Chief," campaign manager Robby Mook said.
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords — the victim of a mass shooting in 2011 — said Trump’s comments prove he is “reckless, irresponsible and unworthy of the office he seeks.”
Trump’s Friday comment appeared to be similar to another gun rights remark he made in August when he suggested that “Second Amendment people” could stop Clinton from nominating Supreme Court justices if she’s elected.
Murphy reacted similarly to that, saying it qualified as an assassination threat and calling for a Secret Service investigation.
As we concluded earlier, it was unclear if this latest attempt to redirect the media's attention from the only topic that has fascinated the public over the past week, namely Hillary's health, will succeed. To be sure, the newsflow has been so saturated with "shock value" developments in September, that reverting back to what was an August news item may be generally frowned upon by the mainstream media, which while it may not like Trump, certainly loves the soaring ad spending.