In 2008, Hillary Clinton cited the possible assassination of Barack Obama as the reason why she was staying in the presidential race despite falling far behind, a comment the media is ignoring while accusing Donald Trump of advocating the death of Clinton.
Clinton, who ultimately lost the 2008 nomination to Obama, said she fought to the bitter end because Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated just weeks before the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
“My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until… the middle of June, and we all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California,” she said in an interview.
It appeared Hillary was counting on the death of Obama to win the 2008 Democratic nomination, which of course never happened.
The mainstream media, as usual, ignored Hillary’s assassination statement while attacking Trump over his Second Amendment comment on Tuesday.
“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment,” Trump said during a rally in Wilmington, N.C. “By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks.”
“Though the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”
Media pundits claimed Trump was suggesting that “Hillary Clinton could be assassinated” to defend gun rights.
“By any objective analysis, this is a new low and unprecedented in the history of American presidential politics,” former CBS anchor Dan Rather wrote. “This is no longer about policy, civility, decency or even temperament.”
“This is a direct threat of violence against a political rival.”
But may Rather – and the rest of the media – are confusing Trump’s statement with Hillary’s veiled threat toward Obama as well as Joe Biden’s 2008 threat also directed at Obama.
“I’ve got two [guns], and if [Obama] tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem,” Biden said during a campaign speech to blue dog Democrats in Virginia.