Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has landed a yuuuge endorsement as he steams toward the clash of the titans with Hillary Clinton. The National Rifle Association has come out and formally given their stamp of approval to the billionaire iconoclast in another sign that outside of the tantrum throwing Never Trumpers that conservatives are unifying behind him against the common cause. Trump was a hit in Lexington, Kentucky where he addressed thousands of NRA members and delivered a rousing defense of Second Amendment rights as well as pummeling “Heartless Hillary”.
Reuters reports on the endorsement in the article “Trump rallies gun owners with fiery anti-Clinton speech”:
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump assured gun owners on Friday he would protect their constitutional right to bear arms and eliminate gun-free zones if elected, accusing Democrat Hillary Clinton of wanting to weaken gun rights.
Trump, who will almost certainly be the Republican presidential nominee, picked up the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, a politically powerful lobbying group which claims more than 4 million members.
Trump’s remarks at the NRA’s national convention in Louisville, Kentucky, were not a surprise, but they could solidify his status among conservatives who see protecting the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment as a top priority.
Trump also planned to meet on Monday with U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, a source close to the Trump campaign said. The two are expected to consult on foreign policy. The source said Corker remains on Trump’s list of potential vice presidential running mates.
Clinton, who is close to clinching the Democratic Party’s nomination for the Nov. 8 election, has vowed to take on the gun lobby and expand gun control measures to include comprehensive background checks for gun buyers, including at open-air gun shows and online.
The same whiny-assed liberals as usual were caterwauling over Trump’s rhetoric. Washington think tank The Center for American Progress via their website Think Progress squealed that “Trump Attacks On Hillary Take Violent Turn”:
Less than one day after his speech at the annual National Rifle Association (NRA) convention, Donald Trump tweeted that a Hillary Clinton presidency would not only eliminate people’s gun rights but strip Clinton of her armed security team as well.
Crooked Hillary wants to get rid of all guns and yet she is surrounded by bodyguards who are fully armed. No more guns to protect Hillary!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2016
The tweet echoed claims that Trump made during the convention Friday, and in the months leading up to it, where he referred to Clinton as a “heartless hypocrite” for wanting to strip people of their Second Amendment rights, while being surrounded by a security team of armed bodyguards. Pointing to his opponent and Democratic politicians in general, he said, “Let’s see how they feel walking around without their guns on their bodyguards.”
Only in liberal la-la land does such language constitute a threat, it’s no small wonder that millions of Americans view Democrats as limp-wristed, yellow-bellied, chickenshit sissies. If you notice common elements between the Democratic party establishment’s tone towards both Trump and the pesky Bernie Sanders as calling for violence it’s no coincidence. It’s also no coincidence that the two men are pounding Hillary’s pasty white ass to pulp in a foreboding sign for Dem chances in November because the woman card is all that they have in the hole and it’s not going to work as anticipated.
CNN (which should stand for Clinton News Network) reported on Trump’s speech but was quick to interject that the endorsement didn’t necessarily reflect the views of the majority of NRA members – like they are going to back Queen Hillary instead.