During a recent interview with local media, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump seemed to hedge when asked about remarks one of his advisers made suggesting Hillary Clinton ought to be executed on the firing line.
The real estate mogul was speaking with NH1 in New Hampshire on Thursday, where he took questions on a multitude of subjects, including his past donations to the Clinton Foundation. Trump was eventually asked about his veterans affairs adviser, Al Baldasaro, who was investigated by the Secret Service in July after saying Clinton needs to be shot for “treason” due to her controversial actions as Secretary of State.
“I didn’t know that. But I will tell you [Baldasaro]’s a very fine person,” Trump said when asked if he approved of the remarks. “Nobody wants to take care of the veterans in this country, who have been treated horribly, more than Al, so that’s what I know.”
When asked again if he condoned Baldasaro’s words, Trump deflected with “I don’t know what he said. You’d have to show me what he said.”
Baldasaro recently expressed regret for saying things the way he did, and he put out a statement through his wife’s Twitter account to elaborate on his thoughts. Even so, Baldasaro seemed to get defensive on his original statement when he put out this tweet over how how his words were characterized on Twitter.
Paul my comments were in accordance with the law & Constitution, far from controversial just an opinion from a Vet https://t.co/OeECnkMQs8
— Rep Al Baldasaro (@Al_Baldasaro) August 25, 2016
Of course, this is not the first time Trump played coy when asked about highly-publicized, troubling remarks made by his supporters.
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