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Trump retweets video declaring 'the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat'

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President Donald Trump early Thursday morning retweeted a video of one of his supporters declaring that Trump’s political opponents ought to be dead.

“Thank you Cowboys,” Trump tweeted with the video posted by Cowboys for Trump, which shows Couy Griffin, the group’s leader, ranting about Democrats in violent terms during a gathering at a New Mexico church on May 17.

“I’ve come to a place where I’ve come to a conclusion where the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat,” Griffin said as the crowd cheered.

The Trump supporter insisted he wasn’t talking “in a physical sense.”

“And I can already see the videos getting edited where says I want to go murder Democrats,” he said. “I say that in the political sense because the Democrat policy and agenda is anti-American right now.”

Griffin repeated again that “politically speaking,” the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat because “we need to have the majorities in the House and the Senate.”

Before Trump retweeted the video, Griffin told the Daily Beast on Tuesday that he “could’ve chosen a different verbiage.”

“I guess I need to be more careful when I choose the words that I speak,” he said. “But you know, it’s just so hypocritical of the left how they’re blowing this up, like I’m some hate-speech murderer.”

Yet Griffin also stated that “there’s not an option” that violence is “not on the table” as he and other right-wingers protest against Democratic governors’ stay-at-home orders amid COVID-19.

https://www.theweek.com/speedreads/916844/trump-retweets-video-declaring-only-good-democrat-dead-democrat
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/05/28/trump-retweets-video-saying-only-good-democrat-is-dead-democrat/
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-tweets-video-saying-that-the-only-good-democrat-is-a-dead-democrat

The Tweet: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1265855459719892993?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw