Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump blatantly encouraged individuals attending a campaign rally in Wilmington, N.C. to commit violence against Hillary Clinton, and now he may find himself heading towards a prison cell – as such a despicable comment might be construed as a felony.
During Trump’s speech, where words dribbled past his jiggly orange chin, he lamented on with one of his favorite lies about Hillary Clinton; that she is attempting to take guns away from American citizens. According to the faux billionaire, “Hillary wants to essentially abolish the Second Amendment. And by the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”
While Trump’s crowds are typically like wild rabid unspayed animals fighting over bits of bloody meat, a hush fell over those who could not believe their favorite potential fascist had just suggested they shoot Hillary Clinton.
Trump’s campaign immediately began performing damage control. Trump’s spokesman Jason Miller lied through his teeth when he said, “It’s called the power of unification – 2nd Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power. And this year, they will be voting in record numbers, and it won’t be for Hillary Clinton, it will be for Donald Trump.”
However, when one threatens a public figure in such a blatant way, there is no unringing that bell, despite whatever contortions the Trump campaign attempts to spin. Donald Trump committed a felony and should be arrested immediately. Under 18 U.S. Code § 879 – Threats against former Presidents and certain other persons:
(a)Whoever knowingly and willfully threatens to kill, kidnap, or inflict bodily harm upon—
(3) a major candidate for the office of President or Vice President, or a member of the immediate family of such candidate; or
(4) a person protected by the Secret Service under section 3056(a)(6); shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.
Donald Trump’s day in court is all but assured and for justice to be evenly dispensed in America, he deserves to spend the full five years in a cold steel cell locked way from the outside world.
The Secret Service says they are aware of Trump’s comments and are following proper investigatory protocol.
Watch Trump’s full disgusting speech below:
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Lou Colagiovanni is an investigative journalist living in Las Vegas who specializes in politics and crime. His work has been highlighted all over the world and he is regularly featured on television and radio.