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WATCH, FLASHBACK: Hillary Apologizes For Inciting Supporters To “Assassinate” Obama Like “Robert Kennedy” Was

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WATCH, FLASHBACK: Hillary Apologizes For Inciting Supporters To “Assassinate” Obama Like “Robert Kennedy” Was

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It’s being claimed by his unhinged haters that Donald Trump today was inciting his supporters to assassinate Hillary Clinton, which is exactly what Hillary was accused of during her 2008 Presidential campaign. Hillary’s comments were called “beyond the pale” by DEMOCRATS. Which sure doesn’t sound like they reflect the judgement and temperment of a person qualified to be President.

Excerpted from The New York Times, May 24, 2008: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton defended staying in the Democratic nominating contest on Friday by pointing out that her husband had not wrapped up the nomination until June 1992, adding, “We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California.”

Her remarks were met with quick criticism from the campaign of Senator Barack Obama, and within hours of making them Mrs. Clinton expressed regret, saying, “The Kennedys have been much on my mind the last days because of Senator Kennedy,” referring to the recent diagnosis of Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s brain tumor. She added, “And I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation and in particular the Kennedy family was in any way offensive.”

Still, the comments touched on one of the most sensitive aspects of the current presidential campaign — concern for Mr. Obama’s safety. And they come as Democrats have been talking increasingly of an Obama/Clinton ticket, with friends of the Clintons saying that Bill Clinton is musing about the possibility that the vice presidency might be his wife’s best path to the presidency if she loses the nomination.

It was in the context of discussions about her political future that Mrs. Clinton made the remarks on Friday to the editorial board of The Sioux Falls Argus Leader. She had said that some people whom she did not name were trying to push her out of the race, but she noted that historically many races had gone on longer than hers.

“My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right?” she said. “We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California.”

Bill Burton, a spokesman for the Obama campaign, which has refrained from engaging Mrs. Clinton in recent days, said her statement “was unfortunate and has no place in this campaign.”

Privately, aides to Mr. Obama were furious about the remark.

Concerns about Mr. Obama’s safety led the Secret Service to give him protection last May, before it was afforded to any other presidential candidate, although Mrs. Clinton had protection, too, in her capacity as a former first lady. Mr. Obama’s wife, Michelle, voiced concerns about his safety before he was elected to the Senate, and some black voters have even said such fears weighed on their decision of whether to vote for him.

It was against that backdrop that Mrs. Clinton’s mentioning the Kennedy assassination in the same breath as her own political fate struck some as going too far. Representative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, an uncommitted superdelegate, said through a spokeswoman that the comments were “beyond the pale.” Keep reading


Original comment, at about 1:57 in:

Apology:


Hillary RFK apology by DailyPolitics

And an angry leftist responds angrily:

  • MargeNAvera

    Did she say it in front of a rabid cheering crowd? She was reflective.

    • Americangirl1964

      The only rabid cheering and uncivilized crowd are ppl like yourself. The liberals and the anti Trump movement are uncivilized! Ur a complete moron.

  • Marty Martin

    Candidate Obama was citing a line from a movie - NOT inciting violence as Trump has throughout his campaign.
    Hillary made the point that Robert Kennedy continued campaigning to the last primary — as she was doing in 2008.

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