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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ironicmerman's picture
ironicmerman (not verified) J S Bach Aug 10, 2016 11:26 AM

Farting out commentary without a care of the consequences?  Sure, the media will spin it, but his ongoing mouth flatulence proves Daddy Donald is lacking in the common sense department.

J S Bach's picture

Screw that.  We all fart.  We're all human.  I'd rather listen to a real person's ramblings (even if erroneous) than a completely teleprompted robot scripted by hidden handlers.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) J S Bach Aug 10, 2016 11:44 AM

It seems like a fresh infusion of Soros/MoveOn cash has been thrown at the paid website commenters to promote the criminal Hillary.  It's odd that they seem to come out in droves all over the Internet at the same time.

 

 

IridiumRebel's picture

The most sentient of comments on this thread. This is how most people think and more are coming 0on board as he exposes the BS. It's not about Trump being a great statesman....it's about him exposing the whole facade.

poeg's picture

Hillary doesn't do anything of the sort. They fixed the exhaust on that model before Skynet sent it back... during an eclipse so that they'd have cover for all the blind folks spinning deranged tales of naked horrors turning up.

nightshiftsucks's picture

And your lack of common sense negate your nonsense.

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TradingIsLifeBrah (not verified) J S Bach Aug 10, 2016 11:44 AM

Trump says what he means, the Media has been bashing him this whole time about how he is too harsh with his words and all that shit.  If Trump wanted to say that someone should go kill Hitlery he would have said it.  That is not at all what he said so based on all of his prior actions we can only assume that is not what he meant.  It was pretty clear to me that he meant that the NRA and gun lobbies have a strong voice in the government and their followers actually vote unlike other Soros funded groups.  So there is something that they could do to stop it, go out and vote to keep her out.  MSM was really reaching for this one.  If they had any guts they'd go figure out what disease Hillary has which calls for her to have a doctor on standby standing next to her where ever she goes.

Heffer's picture

"Almost makes you wonder whether Trump is a reckless, "unfit" candidate or a brilliant self-promoter skilled at scoring free air time..." 

 

no, just a asshole

FireBrander's picture

All of the above.

The "Conspiracy Theorists" have at least one of Donalds ears and they make him look like a fool on the national stage. Plays extremely well with the Rightwingnutjobs, but leaves everyone else thinking he's a disconnected from reality nutjob.

If you can't see/accept what I am saying, then you are a Rightwingnutjob and you're going to be very surprised/upset when Hillary wins.

~~~~~~~~~

The popular vote DOES NOT MATTER! It's the Electoral College that matters...so even though "everyone you know" is voting for Trump, he may tie, or even win the "popular vote" but STILL LOSE BIG TIME in the electoral college...Hillary has the Electoral College, just like the Super Delegates, ON HER SIDE to ensure the American People don't make the "Wrong Choice".

ELECTORAL VOTES as of August 10, 2016

538 available; 270 needed to win the election:

Hillary Clinton: 341

Donald Trump: 197

Clinton: +144

 

ejmoosa's picture

No votes have been cast and no electoral votes won.

Not even 1.

FireBrander's picture

Exactly the case in the primaries....The Super Delegates selected selected Hillary LONG BEFORE any votes were cast...and Hillary wins because the of the Super Delegates...flip the Super Delegates for Bernie, and he wins...Bernie was much more popular than Hillary...popularity does not matter.

sleigher's picture

Sorry to rain on your theory but there are no super electoral votes.  

Sentient B-ing's picture

Your Source for the electoral votes please?

FireBrander's picture

This has been accurate in the past:

http://www.electionprojection.com/presidential-elections.php

 

This site lets you test various scenarios and "winning combinations"...it can be overwhelming but it's a great tool to get a handle on what is, and might, happen...and in order for Trump to win, you REALLY have to make some huge leaps in outcomes in his favor.

http://www.270towin.com/

poeg's picture

If they didn't have Trump taking the Rep nomination by a landslide, they haven't the metric or methodology to handle this election at all. Sorry Charlie.

nightshiftsucks's picture

Believing the polls is like believing the MSM,you're the sucker born this minute.Want to buy a bridge ?

Silky Johnson's picture

He is brilliant in at least one thing, taking a serious situation and turning it into a big top, carnival barking, jumping through fiery hoops, reality TV fueled, fuckall of a circus!

FireBrander's picture

No one despises the Clintons more than my wife and my wife is the kindest "non hating" soul you will ever meet...she is not political and was 100% Trump...the other day she said to me..."Maybe we would be better off with Clinton"...DON"T DISCOUNT people like her...they are the one's that will decide the election and Trump is driving them away with his disconnected from reality comments.

Either Trump stops with the extreme rightwingnutjob pandering or he loses...period..accept that or be "surprised" when he loses.

PS> Trump talking about him losing because the election is "rigged"...bad Omen...Trump himself knows he's going to lose and he's giving himself an out so he can walk away with his ego intact.

HockeyFool's picture

So did you ask her why we would be better off with a congenital lying, thoroughly corrupt, mentally ill bitch? Or did you just snivel

"yes, dear."

FireBrander's picture

What I think, she's thinking:

 

Trump is unknown and showing himself to be:

1. Erratic, with bizzare behavior and thought.

2. Negatively confrontational with anyone that does not bow down in his presence; even mothers of dead soldiers..that really damaged his image in the eyes of women.

 

Hillary is more of the same, and people are comfortable with that...change is scary...especially when the leader of the "change" comes off as an egotistical, abrasive, looney. billionaire...

nightshiftsucks's picture

The wife of a paid Hitlery troll,yeah your bullshit is believable,not.

FireBrander's picture

Hitlery trolll, for phucks sake, I'm voting for Trump; Hillary is the fucking Devil.

The difference between you and I is that I'm not a member of your cult...I would vote for Hillary if she was less of a piece of shit than Trump...but she's not, not a fucking million miles...and I can read the writing on the wall..that if Trump doesn't stop pandering so intensely to the cult members, he's going to lose.

All_Your_Base's picture

nightshiftsucks was calling con daddy a troll, not you

poeg's picture

So your wife is anti-harsh rhetoric and pro-convenient accidents/muggings/murder??? WTF? Do youself a favour and hide the cutlery.

Not My Real Name's picture

"Either Trump stops with the extreme rightwingnutjob pandering or he loses..."

This is why the US is in big trouble. Thanks to the MSM and our education system at all levels, advocating a return to the rule of law is now considered "extreme right wing pandering."

The mindless sheep are everywhere.

FireBrander's picture

"Advocating Rule of Law"...lol get real...he spends 5% of time on that...the other 95% he panders to Rightwingnutjobs with "Obama's Birth Certificate", with "Building a Wall", with...oh why do I fucking bother...

Rule of law...let's talk about that...

Is it legal to hire an illegal Mexican? NOPE!

So, instead of "building the wall", why don't we "return to the rule of law" and go after the executives that hire illegals and jail them for their crimes?

The winery owners in CA are all billionaires thanks to ILLEGAL LABOR; is Trump promising to prosecute them and claw back those billions stolen from taxpayers that picked up all the social costs of that illegal work force?

"Rule of law" my ass.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

The mules carrying backpacks full of meth aren't looking for winery jobs Einstein. Howard Buffet recorded them for Sharyl Attkisson.

FireBrander's picture

For every "mule carrying a backpack full of meth", there are 100 picking grapes at CA wineries...making the owners billionaires.

Not My Real Name's picture

FFS. Which is the bigger problem? Citizens breaking the law (e.g., winery owners) or the government's failure to enforce the law? 

It's no surprise that you believe the issue is the former, when the real problem is the latter. 

But go ahead, continue to pointlessly fixate on class warfare issues while the real problem (government corruption) is right under your nose. Fucking unbelievable.

nightshiftsucks's picture

Oh look a fucking troll,they paid you to write bullshit and then for your bonus you get to suck Hitlery's dick,lucky you.

Heffer's picture

keep the bag on your head, you might scare some one  

LasVegasDave's picture

The 2nd amendment was drafted and enacted to put a check on tyrants.  i.e. to kill them.

 

Donald's message was received by the people who understand that simple concept.

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ironicmerman (not verified) LasVegasDave Aug 10, 2016 11:24 AM

The majority of them responded with guttural noises to grunt their approval.

xrxs's picture

Your carefully crafted ad hominem wins the argument.

ThanksChump's picture

Dude, that's the sound of a surprise orgasm.

 

It's like the sound you make when Hillary promises to steal something from someone else and give it to the most worthless, undeserving, shit-smeared junkie in the room, even when that's not you.

Zero-Hegemon's picture

Well, that includes the tyrants, but they think everyone is a threat to them. Goes with the territory of tyranny.

ironicmerman's picture
ironicmerman (not verified) Aug 10, 2016 11:23 AM

This must be the on-the-fence-for-Trump Tyler.  Not enough blatant Daddy Donald fawning!  Sad!  MAGA!

nightshiftsucks's picture

Let's talk about the real dangerous candidate Hitlery who got 4 Americans killed,oh yeah that's right you get paid to troll for Hitlery and not against her.Now go suck her dick.

poeg's picture

4? You read any of the UN reports on Libya? Highest standard of living and health care for the poor in ALL OF AFRICA in 2007 to FAILED STATE. 40K would still be short and that shit-show is very much her baby.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Looks like Arkancide is under attack (go figure), but there is a good website to update the Clinton death totals.  

http://www.arkancide.com

Bendromeda Strain's picture

You must be the 9 week "Stronger Together" troll. Take off sonny, it's time to rub the cankles.

bada boom's picture

What's with the audio cut out?

RawPawg's picture

Fox News Legal Dept just covering their asses...not surprised

Dog Will Hunt's picture

Anymore, you diehard TrumpSuckers are starting to sound like Obama supporters.  Worse, if that's even possible.  

Silky Johnson's picture

You hit the nail on the head, Trump is this election year's "Hope and Change" candidate. Last time they duped the left and this time it's the right's turn. One thing is guaranteed though; we will all get fucked. They don't let just anybody walk right up into the House. I am a bit suprised that so many ZH readers have turned into blind cheerleaders.

IridiumRebel's picture

So stay home and jack off so the cunt gets a shoo in?

You can fuck off with that shit.....

Silky Johnson's picture

I will stay home and jack it. I live in a way that their bullshit has a minimal effect on me. I don't give a fuck which one of the crooks gets in, I eat no matter who rules.

IridiumRebel's picture

Yep, there ya go. BEND OVER. Fags like you aid and abet this bullshit. 

Lazy cocksucker.

E.F. Mutton's picture

Sure you do.  That's why you're mouthing off.

That, or attention whore.

Silky Johnson's picture

Not sure why you kids are so angry? I really feel bad for you if the outcome of this shitshow serioualy affects your life that deeply. Carry on with the anger.