— Andrew Stiles (@AndrewStilesUSA) July 20, 2016
@Fahrenthold Finally….there's the pivot….
— Paul Busch (@CaledonMoneyPit) July 20, 2016
As Twitchy told you, Trump adviser Al Baldasaro declared that Hillary Clinton should be executed by “firing squad” for “treason.” And, just for good measure, Baldasaro suggested that Donald Trump would agree.
But this afternoon, Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks is reiterating that, despite Baldasaro’s claims, Trump is most definitely not on board with Hillary getting shot:
Trump spox Hope Hicks: "Mr. Trump and the campaign do not agree," that Clinton should be executed by firing squad. https://t.co/IWprpg2X1c
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) July 20, 2016
Well, that’s … good to know.
@Fahrenthold do not agree? The best they could do?
— Elliott Lusztig (@ezlusztig) July 20, 2016
@Fahrenthold How reassuring.
— Self-Styled Pundit (@selfstyldpundit) July 20, 2016
— Surprise_Island (@Surprise_Island) July 20, 2016
@Fahrenthold well, that's big of 'em
— @PeggyBrava™ (@PeggyBrava) July 20, 2016
@Fahrenthold How generous of them.
— GBliss (@GBliss) July 20, 2016
@Fahrenthold So generous of them not to want a Former First Lady, former U.S. Senator, and a former Secretary of State, not to shot to death
— Joan Anzelmo (@JoanAnzelmo) July 20, 2016
Heralding a new era of bipartisan goodwill https://t.co/pQ4BZj3W1R
— Anthony Zurcher (@awzurcher) July 20, 2016
— Ellen L. Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) July 20, 2016
Here’s the thing, though: According to WaPo, Hicks didn’t get around to commenting on how — or if — Baldasaro’s remarks would affect his role in the Trump campaign. But to be honest, we’re totally confident that Baldasaro can continue to make a complete ass of himself on both his own and the Trump campaign’s behalf no matter what gets in his way, including being investigated by the Secret Service:
The Secret Service is investigating one of Donald Trump’s most outspoken supporters, a New Hampshire state representative who said this week that Hillary Clinton should be shot for treason.
“The U.S. Secret Service is aware of this matter and will conduct the appropriate investigation,” Nicole Mainor, a spokeswoman for the Secret Service, said about the comments from Al Baldasaro. The investigation was first reported by the Daily Beast.
Anyway, one thing’s for sure:
This is an extraordinary election. https://t.co/51enbmdzQQ
— Countermoonbat (@CounterMoonbat) July 20, 2016