Trump Official Goes There: Blames Clinton For Cop Murders
July 8, 2016

I want to say that I am not shocked by anything coming out of the Trump campaign, but the Hill is reporting something that rendered me speechless.

Apparently, the chairman of Donald Trump’s Republican presidential campaign in Virginia had the audacity to blame Hillary Clinton “for essentially encouraging the murder” of police officers in Dallas. Yes, you read that right. Clinton encouraged the murder of police officers.

Corey Stewart, the person in question, posted the following on his Facebook page:

“Liberal politicians who label police as racists--specifically Hillary Clinton and Virginia Lt. Governor Ralph Northam--are to blame for essentially encouraging the murder of these police officers tonight.”

The post has since been deleted, but not before the damage was done. Publicly blaming a candidate for the murder of 5 law enforcement officers is not only disgusting but it is libelous. Accusing someone on encouraging murder is a new low, even for a Trump campaign member.

Is this where we drifted to in American politics? Antisemitic memes, accusing the FBI director and Attorney General of conspiring with a candidate to avoid trumped up charges related to email and now accusations of encouraging murder of law enforcement? Does the Trump campaign have no shame?

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