Donald Trump’s reelection campaign — much like the candidate they’re supporting — has jumped the shark and is so desperate to try and change the subject from his falling poll numbers that they’re now accusing Democratic governors of calling for him to be assassinated.
In this particular case, the Trump campaign is going after Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who two weeks ago was the subject of a plot by militia members. Those right-wing extremists, spurred on by President Trump’s hateful rhetoric, allegedly planned to kidnap and kill Whitmer. Their efforts were shut down by fast work from the FBI.
Now, however, the pro-Trump forces want us to believe that Whitmer was sending a secret message when she appeared on “Meet the Press” Sunday to speak with NBC host Chuck Todd.
According to the so-called “Trump War Room,” Whitmer had a sign on the desk behind her calling for their candidate to be killed:
There’s reaching, and then there’s going so far out on a limb that the entire tree begins to bend.
First of all, to “86” something does NOT mean assassination, as the Detroit Free Press explained:
So is the Trump campaign comparing the incumbent president to eggs or an objectionable patron? If so, that’d certainly be accurate, because eggs turn rotten (like Trump) and are then highly objectionable (also like Trump).
Twitter lit up with mockery for the campaign’s absurd accusation:
The Trump War Room needs to get out more. Perhaps they could go to a restaurant if their boss hadn’t 86ed most of them by failing to control COVID-19.