The former head of the CIA said on CNN this afternoon that if anyone else at Donald Trump‘s rally said what he did about the Second Amendment, he’d be in the back of a police car.
Trump said today that “Second Amendment people” could stop Hillary Clinton from appointing liberal Supreme Court justices, which has led to lots of alarm that it was a dog-whistle about someone shooting Clinton.
Michael Hayden told Jake Tapper this afternoon that the remark was either “a very bad taste reference to political assassination… or an incredible insensitivity… to the prevalence of political assassination inside of American history.”
“If someone else had said that outside the hall,” he said, “he’d be in the back of a police wagon now with the Secret Service questioning him.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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