Dan Goldman Says He 'Mistakenly Used Wrong Word' In Trump Assassination Gaffe

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by Tyler Durden
Tuesday, Nov 21, 2023 - 03:20 PM

Update (1010ET): Rep. Daniel Goldman (D-NY) says he 'mistakenly used the wrong word' when he said over the weekend that Donald Trump 'has to be eliminated' - comments which some interpreted as a veiled death threat against the former US President.

House Oversight Committee member Rep. Dan Goldman (D-N.Y.) talks to reporters as he departs the O'Neill House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 31, 2023. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

"I mistakenly used the wrong word to express the importance for America that Donald Trump doesn't become President again," Goldman wrote on X. "While he must be defeated, I certainly wish no harm to him and do not condone political violence. I apologize for the poor choice of words," he continued.

Goldman joins the ranks of Maxine Waters and Obama Attorney General Eric Holder, both of whom suggested physically confronting their political opponents, only to backpedal and say they totally didn't mean it that way.

Two years later:

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Trust fund stock guru Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY) can't stop saying stupid things.

Or lying.

And so when Adam Schiff's budget mini-me piped up over the weekend to say that former President Donald Trump "has to be eliminated," eyebrows were raised over exactly what he meant.

"His rhetoric is really getting dangerous. More and more dangerous. And we saw what happened on January 6th, when he uses inflammatory rhetoric. Now, in his recent Truth Social posts, is incredibly, incredibly scary for anyone uh, that, might be trying to work in government - and, it is just unquestionable at this point that that man can not see public office again. He is not only unfit, he is destructive to our democracy, and he has to be eliminated," Goldman told MSNBC's Jen Psaki.


Goldman's comments drew strong criticism on X;