Trump Walks Back Comments About "Second Amendment People"; NRA Doubles Down

Tyler Durden's picture

After drawing fire for allegedly suggesting that "Second Amendment people" could "off" Hillary as a last ditch effort to prevent her from abolishing the Second Amendment (as we detailed here), the man who "always says what he means" took to the Hannity show last night to explain how that's not what he meant.  Trump commented to Sean Hannity as follows:

"This is a political movement. This is a strong powerful movement, the Second Amendment.  Wayne and Chris and all the people over there and they tweeted out, basically they agree 100 percent with what I said.  And there can be no other interpretation. Even reporters have told me. I mean, give me a break."

In fact, the NRA did support Trump's comments by issuing the tweet below:

They then backed up the comment by launching a media campaign against Clinton shortly thereafter.

They also pointed out similar comments made by Joe Biden in 2008.

In typical fashion, the Trump campaign attributed the mischaracterization of his comments to the biased media.  Per The Hill, Trump aide Jason Miller explained that Trump was just pointing out the "Tremendous" unity of the "Second Amendment people" and how that gives them great "political power":

“It’s called the power of unification – 2nd Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power.”

For a man who always says what he means it's astounding how many times
he has take to the media to clarify ambiguous comments.  Almost makes you wonder whether Trump is a reckless, "unfit" candidate or a brilliant self-promoter skilled at scoring free air time...

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SomethingSomethingDarkSide's picture

I fucking love it, smooth this out, Don.  Make them run in circles like little bitches some more.  Awww, yiiissss.

ironicmerman's picture

Yiiissss, Daddy Donald, yiiissss!  I love you, Papa!

synergize's picture

Sigh ... he's no different than any other politician.  Once he gets office he'll sellout.

Pure Evil's picture

Good fer you, give up now, and just saunter over and lick Hillary's Depends Diaper clean.

Ray1968's picture

How is that walking it back? His never implied that anyone was going to "off" anyone! I never took it as such.

If i said "gun owners are powerful" that can be taken two ways. Such a shame the media and Short Circuit Clinton use the negative....always! 

FreezeThese's picture
FreezeThese (not verified) Ray1968 Aug 10, 2016 11:50 AM

Aww those rotten no good gosh darn media meanies I tell ya!! Let Don lie and booshit his way to a loss with some respek 

nightshiftsucks's picture

Yeah you're a fucking idiot.The controlled MSM is total bullshit.If the MSM had one miligram on integrity they would be all over Clinton's email scandals,pick them apart and the viewers would be so outraged they would be screaming for an indictment.But no the corrupt scumbags cover for her.

FreezeThese's picture
FreezeThese (not verified) nightshiftsucks Aug 10, 2016 12:07 PM

Agreed - they're weenies 

 

I hope mom packed Go-Gurt today

nightshiftsucks's picture

Is that what your mommy does for you ? I'm a 53 year old man,I don't eat go-gurt and I don't pack lunches.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Why did this articles author characterize Trump as "Walking it back"..........he did no such thing.

In fact he got much free face time repeating what he said previously.

BuddyEffed's picture

Next thing you know, Scott Adams will be walking back down his manifesto/rant.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

It's almost as if butthurt, LGBT Tyler got his job back. "Whistle" blower indeed.

TheRedScourge's picture

Wait...why is this article saying he walked back his comments? He's not walking anything back here.

Katos's picture

And don't forget, they want to murder the reporter who's actually exposing the truth? ASSANGE?

drendebe10's picture

I first heard it it sounded like get out the vote to me but it was somewhat ambiguous.  And of course the shitsforbrains lying MSM takes it out of context, distorts the shit out of it turnung into a complete lying fabrication to further beat the shit out of him. A reasonably intelligent person would learn from these episodes. You would think.  He's down double digits by some polls - guess he doesnr guve a shit about winning.   As for the brain damaged seizure prone diazepam addicted lying cheating corrupt syphlitic tongue lesion cunt, as Philoe said, she is the  new O.J 

El Vaquero's picture

Whether intentional or not, it was brilliant.  Gun owners are a power voting block in their own right.  There is no doubt about it.  But it can also be taken in a "political power grows out of the barrel of a gun" kind of way as well.  Those who want to take our guns can gnash their teeth, yell, scream, stamp their feet and throw a tantrum, but at the end of the day, they only get our guns if we let them.  It is that simple.  Claiming the moral high ground does no good when the next step is your death and even martyrdom doesn't matter.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Given this is like the 57th time he's sandbagged the media this way, it's safe to say it's intentional. Considering how far he's come, I'd say the strategy has been working.

Oldwood's picture

He speaks without a teleprompter, something that Hillary much less Obama is loath to do. In casual conversation, words not vetted by political wonks to ensure they neither offend or tell the truth, anyone's words can be misconstrued, especially if one desires to do so. Spend any time around people with delicate sensibilities and you will find it difficult to speak freely....but that is what Trump does. Whether he is deliberately saying things to incite the leftist press is irrelevant. What is relevant is that I believe that most people understand what is going on and the more the press freaks out and shows their obvious bias, the more these sqauking geese are showing their agenda.

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LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Oldwood Aug 10, 2016 3:11 PM

"Spend any time around people with delicate sensibilities and you will find it difficult to speak freely..."

True... dat.  Especially nerve wracking when it's a marraige partner.  <sigh...>  Fortunately I got out of that fairly unscathed.  My bad getting into it.

Head_Shots_Work's picture

It's says more about their paranoia than anything else. They know their gooses are cooked when the SHTF - as it surely will. Otherwise why arm every fucking gubermint employee that is available to carry a gun and enlist the mercenaries at the UN to come over and 'restore order'? It's going to be a shit fight. 

Tarzan's picture

So while Mrs Cankles is busy wacking enemies in her own camp, she sicks the press on Trump, acussing him of the very things she's up too...

Everything they accuse Trump of, they are neck deep in.  If anyone needs to worry about being wacked, it's Trump!  The Clintons will stop at nothing to regain the White House, even faking her own assasination attempt....

Mr.BlingBling's picture

Especially true regarding HRC's allegations about Trump's temperament and lack of fitness for office.  Sheesh, talk about the pot calling the kettle black . . .

SomethingSomethingDarkSide's picture

Honestly, all I want is an end to the Nation Building, Lower Taxes, and a Lame Duck President.  Military Upgrades too, but that sells itself.

Lumberjack's picture

Agreed, it's "priviledged" assholes that fuck with other decent folks at home and abroad that ruin everything...

 

https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2016/08/10/these-wealthy-neighbors-...

 

 

drendebe10's picture

I want the gubmint off my back, outta my bank account, and outta my face. Fukem.

NidStyles's picture

Media lies like a bunch of self-serving faggots and Trump is to blame for their obvious distortion of what he says.

 

If all politicians were treated this way by the media we wouldn't have people like fucking Hillary involved anymore. Sort of demolishes you comment about him being just like every other politician.

El Vaquero's picture

It really says something about our media that I do not support Trump and am not going to get off my duff to vote for him unless he outlines a viable plan to get us out from underneath the Triffin Paradox without crashing the economy, yet I feel obligated to defend what he says on occasion.  Trump may or may not be full of shit, I really don't know.  I know the MSM is. 

nightshiftsucks's picture

You have no choice to vote for Trump and hope he's the real deal.If he just tells the truth and stops the flood of immigrants it would be worth the effort.

El Vaquero's picture

But I do have a choice.  We're careening towards civil war, with or without Trump.  He may delay it, but in the end, too many people have been promised too many things that they're not going to get, and we're being milked like cattle by our financier overlords.  I can vote for Hillary in the hopes that she will kick it off sooner, rather than later.  I can vote for a third party in the hopes that, should it get a high enough percentage, that it will have a shot in the next election.  I can simply stay home and not vote and let the chips fall where they may. 

 

I see no good options for this election.  The US is in real danger of Balkanizing. 

nightshiftsucks's picture

I know what you're saying but who knows,maybe if Trump gets elected it might be like winning the lottery for us.You have nothing to lose.

drendebe10's picture

A vote for yhe brain damaged seizure prone diazepam addicted lying cheating corrupt tongue is a vote for the same crap as the last 8 years under the fudgepacket. A vote for a third party or not voting is the same as a vote for the syphlitic tongue lesioncunt.

 

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expectinga different result.  So elect/reelect career politicians & it will change for the better.

Jack&#039;s Raging Bile Duct's picture

Rather than "danger", it's more like "inevitable" or "opportunity". The short term will be a tempest, but ultimately greater goods come out of USA balkanization.

The FED dies. The MIC dies. The Surviellance State dies. The tyranny of DC's alphabet soup agencies dies. Need I go on? There will still be shitholes with tyrants like California & Illinois to name a few, but without the exhorbidant priviledge of Fed Notes...they too shall be brought to heel.

Whatever the price in the near term, the outcome will be more than worth it. Countless waste and destruction banished. Tremendous burdens lifted off of every economic sector. Barrier to entry removed. So many good things! We'll see it in my lifetime, I am sure.

aurum4040's picture

Keeping Hillary out is the most important part of this election...I like Trump and what he says, it all remains to be seen in terms of Donald. But Hillary out is my focus and so I will undoubtedly vote for Trump and wish for the best. 

MsCreant's picture

I'm with you. 

I find myself constantly in the same fix. I constantly have to say, "I don't like Trump but, XXX was not fair." Or how about the protesters showing up to Trump's events to do mischeif, but there are no protesters at Clinton's events doing the same kind of mischeif. Where are all the violent Trump supporters beating up Clinton supporters after their rallys? I will get angry and shout at the press when I hear the blatantly biased shit, then need to turn around and say to who I am with, "Mind you, I'm not for the guy, but this is so over the top."

It is a weird place to live in deed. 

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Take it easy.  What this is about, is... NARRATIVE CONTROL.  By both sides.  

Although Hillary's MSM ('My Slimey Media') is clearly carrying the water for her.

 

BTW, didn't the Brits ban guns in the pre-1776 era also?  I believe they let you keep one hunting musket, but that's it.

If $hillary has her way, that's how it will be in the US:  "The right to bear 1776 Arms", not arms to threaten TPTB.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) synergize Aug 10, 2016 11:38 AM

Hillary is the only candidate who brings up assassination of her opponent.  In 2008 she commented that she would stay in the race by referring to the assassination of Bobby Kenedy during his bid as the reason.

It seems Trump was just referring to a massive block vote by gun owners for him to block Clinton.

 

Son of Loki's picture

Americans of all ages love The Donald. At school most students adore him because he says exactly what he's thinking as opposed to the subverson and double talk of Hillary, Osama or the other DC parasites.

Of course, many students also agree with his plans to create jobs as opposed to offshore them like Hillary and Obama.

MsCreant's picture

In my state they are running ads where David Letterman nails Trump for having some of his own products made in China. After trying to wiggle out of it, Trump just sits there and looks embarassed.

What he needs to do is say that under the current system it is smarter to out source, like he did. He needs to say that he wants to change the rules and system so that it is smarter for a businessman, like him, to use US labor. America first, help labor and help business owners.

It should NOT be cheaper to get it from over seas unless the original materials are more abundant, naturally, over seas.  

He needs to get clear about what he is doing and why. If he does, they will not be able to jump him with stuff like that. 

Gazooks's picture

Hellery is the only candidate whose critics and formerly close associates..

 

 

 

.. routinely end up dead.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

I can't find it now, but I clearly recall some Jewish radio talkshow host suggesting that Obama be offed, if he did not do right by Israel.

Nothing happened to him.

poeg's picture

roflmao!!! If he did, using the Clinton personal wealth before graft and after for a metric, he'd be telling the House of Saud "I want half or two thirds, you decide.". Well worth the price of admission for the perpetrators of 9/11 to finally be forced into eating a SUPERSIZED bag of dicks.

Zero-Hegemon's picture

Look who showed up nine weeks ago, it's a troll.

And he's here to counteract the stupidity of the general public. WE ARE SAVED!

Syrin's picture

Trump needs to make no apologies and mock anyone who actually believes this was a threat.   He should also point out how much the freedom of speech has been infringed upon.   If he starts playing defense, it's game over.   ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK !

NidStyles's picture

The issue is that his campaign is being ran by establishment hacks now, so they are likely advising him to do the thing that will lose him the election now.

Pure Evil's picture

Go slurp on Hillary's colostomy bag with a plastic straw.

OpTwoMistic's picture

Mr Trump, just stop talking and you win.

TradingIsLifeBrah's picture
TradingIsLifeBrah (not verified) SomethingSomethingDarkSide Aug 10, 2016 11:54 AM

Hillary is selling out the country to fund her campaign ads while Trump takes in minimal amounts of outside funds and gets top billing on every news outlet every day.  A vote for Hillary will destroy this nation, its bad enough that she is already beholden to who knows what foreign interests due to her speech tours and charity, now her desperate need to build a campaign war chest guarantees that she will scrape the bottom of the bucket in terms of low moral, embezzled fund holding pieces of shit despots.  

 

Hillary sold her soul to the devil a long time ago, don't vote to join her

j0nx's picture

I don't pay any heed to some random judge or politician telling me what I can or can't use to protect myself if the need ever arises. That right is GOD given, not by some putz in DC. Pass all the laws you want. I will simply ignore them as the unconstitutional edicts that they are as will most everyone else since the matter is already settled precedent law.

Croesus's picture

C'Mon, Cankles von Pantsuit: 

Put your little "minority" judges in, so they can start sending people out to "come and get our guns"...

Betcha there's a few who will be turning them in bullets first. 

I have another prediction: 

"Department of Corrections" is a phrase you, and a lot of other people, will soon get to know quite well. 

Maybe you can campaign for "Cell Block President". 

 

 

J S Bach's picture

No matter what you say, Don... They'll spin it into a negative against you. Just keep doing what you're doing.