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Will the Left Accept Responsibility for Attempts on Trump’s Life?

Will the Left Accept Responsibility for Attempts on Trump’s Life?

A dangerous climate of hate is being created.

A 19 year old man was arrested at a Trump rally in Las Vegas over the weekend when he tried to grab a gun from a police officer. The man, now identified as Michael Sandford, is originally from the UK and has admitted to authorities that his intention was to kill Donald Trump.

The Daily Mail reports:

Protester, 20, grabbed a policeman’s firearm at Las Vegas rally and said he wanted to KILL Donald Trump, after driving from California and learning how to shoot on a gun range the day before

A British man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas told authorities he tried to grab an officer’s gun so he could kill the billionaire Republican presidential candidate.

Anti-Trump protester Michael Steven Sandford, 19, who appeared in court on Monday, even went to a gun range on Friday so he could learn how to shoot.

The 20-year-old, who was carrying a UK driver’s licence, was arrested at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino on Saturday after going for a metro police officer’s gun.

Sandford was charged with an act of violence on restricted grounds, according to a complaint filed on Monday in US District Court in Nevada.

It cites a report by Special Agent Swierkowski, whose first name was not included, saying Sandford told officers he drove from California to kill Trump and went to a Las Vegas gun range the day before to learn to shoot.

Sandford later went to a Trump rally at Treasure Island and approached a Las Vegas police officer to say he wanted an autograph from Trump.

The report says Sandford was arrested after grabbing the handle of an officer’s gun in an attempt to remove it.

According to the complaint, Sandford had targeted officer Ameel Jacob’s weapon because it was in an unlocked position and would be the easiest way to acquire a gun to shoot Trump.

Court papers read: ‘Sandford further stated that if he were on the street tomorrow, he would try this again.
‘Sandford claimed he had been planning to attempt to kill Trump for about a year but decided to act on this occasion because he finally felt confident to do it.’

Here’s a report from CNN. Notice that the chyron says he intended to “harm” not “kill” Trump:

This is not an isolated incident.

In April, a 19 year old man named Sean Morky was arrested for threatening to bomb a Trump rally.

In March, a young man named Thomas DiMassimo pleaded not guilty after he was caught on video trying to rush Donald Trump on stage at a rally.

Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, other Democrats and the entire liberal media have been calling Trump the second coming of Hitler for months. Is it any wonder that stupid young liberal beta males are responding with violence?

In 2011, when Gabrielle Giffords was shot by a deranged lunatic, Democrats insisted that Republicans were responsible by creating a climate of hate. They even tried to blame Sarah Palin’s political target map:

Palin Target Map

Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and many others are creating a very dangerous situation. They are stirring up irrational hatred of Trump and people are responding to it.

When will they take responsibility? What will have to happen?

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Yes, if by “accept responsibility” you mean “applaud.”

Credit for everything, responsibility for nothing.

Of course not – their opinion will be that “it is Trump’s fault for inciting all this hate.”

    TX-rifraph in reply to katiejane. | June 21, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Yes. That is why they want to be called “Protesters” so the focus and blame is on the target of their hate and violence. Calling them rioters or thugs draws attention to themselves and their violent hate-filled behavior.

The Daily Mail also reported that this would-be Trump assassin is in the U.S. illegally. He is a drop-out (at age 15), with no job skills (according to his parents), and significant mental issues (also according to his parents).

But like all illegal aliens, he was probably just living in the U.S. illegally, without a job, and plotting to commit murder, because he so desperately wanted to be a “good American,” right lefties?

And this is one of the millions of illegal aliens Hillary promises to give amnesty to within 100 days of taking office. Think she’ll get a question about that at the debates? Hahahahahaha . . . .

When the woman in San Jose wearing a Trump jersey was pursued by dozens of mostly Hispanic males, spat on, egged, had her personal space assaulted, & roundly cursed, the Marriott hotel it happened outside of held the doors shut & denied her entrance.
Even more disgusting # never T-rump commentator’s on this site downplayed the actions & as much as implied she brought it on herself. Attitudes of this stripe from “principled conservative’s” to embedded democrat operatives display the same pattern over these growing demonstrations. They call Trump out for supposed “nazi” tendencies while his supporter’s are the ones being assailed by brown shirt inspired mob’s.
All while they claim to be motivated by constitutional considerations.

    I suspect by #NeverTrump commentators you mean me specifically because I didn’t see anyone else make the argument that you grossly misrepresent above.
    I never said or implied that this woman is responsible for the assault on her. I said that in *Trump’s* view she brought it on herself and I’m ready to defend this statement. Trump blamed the abortive jihadist shooting in TX on the Everyone Draw Mohammed contest. His wife thinks that American journalist Julia Ioffe (I feel compelled to point out that she is, in fact, an American) “provoked” the anti-Semitic outbursts against herself.
    In Trump’s worldview, there is no right or wrong, only power. This is the man who sided with the ChiComs in the Tiananmen. Geller and Ioffe are at fault because they misjudged the power dynamics, but he is blameless because he knows he and his family are safe, guarded by the Secret Service.
    That woman who got egged, she’s cannon fodder in his view, and she put herself in the situation where she was attacked, so let her live with the consequences. Not in my view, mind you. I believe the First Amendment…. And I reject any notion of Trump’s martyrdom.

      “If you’re explaining, you’re losing”.
      One thing about you consistently amazes me, that’s how full of yourself you are. I don’t particularly care what you think or how you dress it up. Your product is characterized by inconsistent logic & thought processes. You’re all over the place. You start with one assertion then in your closing comments you stand your opening assertion on its head. And you’re totally unaware that you fairly consistently do that. I’ve now told you of that “tell” several times.
      Your inflated self opinion is unwarranted. Your statist tinged groupthink is a shared trait common amongst your types. You all get away with it because we now have an entire era steeped in this crap that passed for “clever.”
      It is offensive that you group pretty much everyone else on this site as beneath you. Those who differ from you you view as a lesser being. Those who follow your thinking you shamelessly manipulate. That that is your mindset is proven in that you don’t even try to hide it. You instead openly brag about it, secure in the belief your dupes will follow your lead, thinking they are in on the deception.

The left is TOTALLY tone-deaf to this.
The hypocrisy is stunning.
Ask anyone on the left about the blatant astroturfing, paying and busing in thugs disguised as protestors, and they lie to your face and say it’s Trump’s fault for being so racist.
They are truly mentally ill.

Did anyone on our side accept responsibility for the attempts on 0bama’s life in 2008? Not that I recall, and for good reason. Our attacks on him were justified, and it would have been wrong to pull our punches merely for fear that some nutcase would take it as an inspiration to kill. So why should anyone who is telling the truth about Trump feel any different? The fact is that Trump has encouraged violence, so he’s in no position to complain when some of it turns against him.

Sure, the left love to complain about “violent speech” when it suits them, and it’s always fun to point out their hypocrisy, but that’s very old news. Hypocrisy is what the left does. Violence, too. They used to have a monopoly on it, until Trump came along.

    clintack in reply to Milhouse. | June 21, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Did anyone on our side *excuse* violence against Obama or other Democrats, saying it was their own fault for being so controversial?

      meyou in reply to clintack. | June 21, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      Gee, what did I miss? Violence against BHussein Obama and Demrats? When? Where?

        Milhouse in reply to meyou. | June 21, 2016 at 4:29 pm

        There were several assassination attempts in 2008. If you didn’t know about them it can only be because you weren’t paying attention.

      Milhouse in reply to clintack. | June 21, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Did anyone on our side *excuse* violence against Obama or other Democrats, saying it was their own fault for being so controversial?

      No, nobody on our side ever did that. (I don’t count Trump, because he is not on any side I’m on.) As I said, the left has a long history of loving violence, and we don’t. Now, please explain how that’s relevant in this instance.

    tom swift in reply to Milhouse. | June 21, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    The fact is that Trump has encouraged violence

    Supply a citation to verify your “fact”, please. Or is this one of those little myths that everybody just “knows”?

    Perhaps you have in mind the well-publicized episode in which a noisy and disruptive heckler at one of Trump’s rallies was forcibly escorted to the door.

    Forcible removal of disruptive persons is not “violence”. It’s forcible removal and nothing more. Beating him senseless and dragging him out by his feet, Munich/1923-style, would be “violence”. But unfortunately for the narrative, that didn’t happen.

    Or perhaps you have in mind the incident at Fayetteville in which a heckler, Rakeem Jones, was being removed by sheriff’s deputies when he was punched by John McGraw (who was later charged with assault and disorderly conduct). But again unfortunately for the narrative, it’s proven difficult to pin the meticulous planning for that operation on Trump. Despite exhaustive multi-network coverage, no recording of Trump or his official minions saying “somebody punch that guy!” has yet come to light.

      Ragspierre in reply to tom swift. | June 21, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      What do you rationally suppose the effect of T-rump’s offer to pay legal bills was, Tom?

      Milhouse in reply to tom swift. | June 21, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      “I love the old days. You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks. It’s true.”

      “In the good old days, they’d rip him out of that seat so fast. But today, everybody’s politically correct. Our country’s going to hell with being politically correct.”

      “In the good old days, this doesn’t happen because they used to treat them very, very rough. And when they protested once, you know, they would not do it again so easily. But today, they walk in and they put their hand up and put the wrong finger in the air at everybody, and they get away with murder, because we’ve become weak.”

Given the hairball Van Houghton has hacked up here ;
I rest my case.


Probably an official that holds life in selective (i.e. pro-choice) regard from a reactive parenthood clinic or Planned Parenthood office.


When the Collective tried to push off responsibility for what crazy people did on the Right, we correctly repudiated that effort. It was fundamentally wrong…even evil.

Now, we’re asking them to accept responsibility for what a crazy person did.

They acted in concert with their corruption. It’s who they are.

Who are we?

Crazy people are dangerous.

    Milhouse in reply to Ragspierre. | June 21, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Exactly. They are no more responsible for what crazy people do than we are. They are responsible for what non-crazy people on their side do. Political violence is their hallmark; they have a long history of using it as a deliberate, rational tactic, and they can’t evade responsibility for it. When leftist “protesters” dropped sandbags onto the road in St Paul, and threw bricks through bus windows, that’s on them. But crazy people like this would-be assassin? No, that’s not on them.

I guess this is why Brits can’t have guns.

We are in the beginnings of a civil war.

Don’t expect the side starting it to ‘accept blame’ for the actions of its operatives.

holdingmynose | June 22, 2016 at 5:44 am

Don’t forget Glenn Beck agreeing with the fiction writer who talked about someone killing a President Trump who over reached his Constitutional authority.