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Democrats Forced to Apologize for Mock Trump Assassination at Fundraiser

Just in case you were wondering how nasty the presidential race is likely to get, here is a good indication.

On Friday a fundraising event was being held in Winfield, Illinois for state Senator Martin Sandoval. The golf outing/fundraiser was well attended, with many supporters dressing up in costumes such as Marvel Comics superheroes. However, the $250 minimum donation event also included an alarming show of a mock assassination of President Donald Trump.

A man dressed in a “Mexican costume” and a Donald Trump mask had a fake assault weapon pointed at him while posing for a picture. The man then held his hands over his heart as if he had been shot.

The implication was clear. These Democrats supported a presidential assassination.

Senator Sandoval eventually offered a statement of apology, according to WCIA, a local news outlet.

The statement said, “The incident that took place is unacceptable. I don’t condone violence toward the President or anyone else. I apologize that something like this happened at my event.”

And governor JB Pritzker also made a statement:

“As our nation grapples with the epidemic of gun violence, purposely pointing a fake gun at anyone is insensitive and wrong. I condemn actions like the ones displayed in the pictures because they lack the civility our politics demands.”

However, both statements are not nearly enough to make up for such a heinous act. And members of both parties agree.

Tim Schneider, Illinois Republican Party Chairman, said the apologies come “too little, too late,” and that those responsible for the act should be immediately fired, particularly, if they are staffers of Sandoval.

Kellyanne Conway, a devout Trump supporter, immediately took to social media asking for answers, saying, “Every Democrat should be asked if they support or disavow this.”

And many of those who said they disagreed with the actions were Democrats themselves, saying such things as “I’m a Democrat and this is appalling.”

Maura Possley, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Democratic Party, said, “These images are unacceptable and dangerous. The place to make our voice hear against Trump is at the ballot box.”

However, it seems that those seeking a presidential nomination or who have made such a big deal about gun violence in recent weeks are staying quiet. How typically hypocritical of them.

Of course, the moment there is a situation in which Trump can be blamed for something, even if there is no logical reason to do, he is completely thrown under the bus and accused of inciting violence and hatred. However, when someone holds a gun, no matter how fake it is, up to another person in the name of politics, it’s deemed as acceptable by the same people.

These people are so quick to condemn mere words taken out of context and rain down accusations of racism and hate, and yet when one of their own participates in actions condoning violence on a social and very public platform, nothing is done.

If the words of President are to blame for two separate mass shootings and dozens of lives, what do you think an act like this will provoke? As Schneider says, “Dangerous imagery like this will be condemned and seen as inappropriate by people of sound mind; however, a mentally unstable individual who wants to harm President Trump might find them as an inspiration.” He continued with, “It’s inexcusable for an elected official to allow the promotion of violence in any way.”

But this isn’t the first depiction of presidential assassination that has happened in the last few years.

In January 2017, on Inauguration Day no less, Madonna told spoke to a crowd about a having a dream to blow up the White House. No apologies were made, and nothing was done to even condemn such talk.

Then in the summer of that same year, “Julius Caesar” was performed in New York City’s Central Park several times. In each show, the ancient Roman emperor was depicted as President Trump. (Spoiler Alert: Caesar is killed)

Others such as actor Johnny Depp and Broadway’s Carole Cook have also mentioned someone killing off Trump. And then, of course, there is Kathy Griffin’s effigy of Trump being beheaded. All of these were laughed at, agreed with, and even defended as a person’s right to free speech and expression.

And they are unlikely to be the last, especially when forced apologies are made and nothing is done to show that this a wrongful act.

Comments (25)

  1. There is a JESUS \GOD in Heaven And he is keeping it all written Down Becarefull ..what you say and do .

  2. AN MOST OF INSANE DEMONRATS , THESE IDIOTS STILL WANT TO VOTE FOR TERRORISTS LIKE THE DEMOBRATS..

  3. The few democrats that don’t know how to act ruin it for the rest of the party. I’m not a democrat, but I know most of them have standards a will not condone actions like this.

  4. This action is deplorable, to incite people to commit murder . To think it is alright to assassinate the President of the United States.
    To think this action is funny, shame on the Democrats they all need to be irradicated.

  5. this is so damn stupide , they should be in jail for just thinking of this. this is a attempt to over throw our president . our law says this is an attempted to kill our president . why isn’t our government putting these jag off in jail . this is getting to be a very bad joke on our choice for president. look at all the low life’s in our city’s. the sanctuaries’ cities , that the demarats are putting us citizens at risk , every day. we should put any one that try’s harm to our president. . out of this county. and never come back. this goes for the 4 nut cases they have in our government. how in the hell did any one with a brain vote for these kind of jag offs . I my self are so sick of hearing all there lies and bull shit. from the damarats . never going to vote for this kind of idiots . and any one with the love for our country is not going to put up with there shit. and its going to back fire on them big time. and we must watch out for them trying to rig the election. we know how bad they cheat, send them all back to somewhere they can never return .

  6. Should be put in jail for insuinating a threat !!!

  7. Don’t deny it, demorats. You all condone these sick acts against a sitting President. What if conservatives had done the same things to obumbler the [email protected], illegal-spying, muzzie-lovin, panty-waste, Kenyan commie?

  8. Doesn’t condone violence?
    Whatever is in ones heart always comes to the surface and is very plain to see and hear.
    But then what can people expect from a liberal left wing hating democrat, since violence is all they know because of their hateful hearts. Their hate is portrayed all around us on a daily basis. Satan is alive and well, but not for long!

  9. People need to MOON Martin Sandoval because he deserves to be MOONED!

  10. I’m sick of apologies!! They spew out all the hate they want and make sure it’s out in the public forum and then!!
    Apologies….

  11. THE APOLOGY IS NOT ACCEPTED BY PEOPLE WHICH YOU SEE ON ELECTION DAY! HATE AND MURDERER WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!IT’S NOTHING TO JOKE ABOUT!

  12. Too little too late! The entire Democratic agenda is AGAINST AMERICA OND OUR BEST INTERESTS. They are no longer fit to govern!

  13. Democrats: How low can they go? . . . GO TO SAN FRANCISCO! (another 3rd world, right at your doorstep) . . . Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  14. The Democrats are so out of control because they are afraid of losing control and all there corruption will be exposed. This is absolutely crazy when politicians have no respect for the President and encourage everyone to have no respect. Here you have trump working his hardest and being condemned for every move he makes but democrats can say and do anything. Democrats need to be investigated including Obama and Hillary, Pelosi and Schumer and all those government made millionaires!

  15. WHY??? Would anyone VOTE for an EVIL democrat. They are disgusting. TRUMP won fair and square on his part. The democrats pulled every EVIL trick against him and still lost. REALLY JUST SHOWS YOU HOW STUPID THEY REALLY ARE. WHY???? WOULD YOU WANT THEIR DUMBASS IN
    CHARGE of ANYTHING??????

  16. if these were GOP with Obama assasination they would have been arrested……….

  17. Any person who “threatens” a sitting president of the United States ought to be immediately arrested and tried for “attempted” murder!

  18. What a disgusting world we live in. So mush hatred and violence. The Dems are losers. The GOP party has more common sense than the LOSERS of the Dem party

  19. Those Dems. talk about Trump being a hater (He is not) but these violent suggestive pretend murders are pure hate.

  20. Well, has the low-life been arrested yet, and if not,, then why not?

  21. Some disease has infected the democrat, it has eroded their morality, decency, logical thinking and common sense. It’s as though thy have reverted back to primeval times.

  22. This is a crime, and the perpetrators need to be put in jail. This Bull Shit has to stop, the Demonrats are subversive, and are inciting violence within our society. Put them in jail now and watch how quickly they will fall in line.

  23. The article above which mentions the apology owed to President Trump for a “mock assassination” by members of a golfing fundraiser held by and for Democrats running for office in 2020 elections.. NOT mentioned during THIS article, is the fact that THIS is not the ONLY time the word “ASSASSINATION” was brought up in their campaigning for the 2020 election. I just got through commenting on the fact that VP Biden also (inadvertently?) brought up the same subject in one of his stops on the campaign trail. IF it happens AGAIN, people . like myself, may start believing they are PLANNING to (play dumb and innocent to get a message across) THIS should be taken seriously, and stopped IMMEDIATELY. keep in mind, we are NOT dealing with school children here, they are members of CONGRESS. THIS, IS ATROCIOUS and inexcusable on the part of their party leaders’ NOT warning their members to abstain from such comments.

  24. The Dems are losers and a disgusting political party that has put their party down the drain.

  25. Dems don’t mean it, just got pressured into say it. Fake Dems

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