A Democrat lawmaker who appeared to encourage the assassination of former President Donald J. Trump walked back his remarks after fierce criticism over his saying the quiet part out loud.
During a Sunday appearance on former White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s MSNBC show, Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY) was in the midst of a standard boilerplate rant when he capped it off by saying that the opposition party frontrunner had to be “eliminated,” a word that only underscores the modern left’s philosophy that violence is acceptable when it comes to the political opposition of the Democratic Party.
.@danielsgoldman: “[Trump’s rhetoric] is really getting dangerous … [It’s] incredibly scary for anyone who might be trying to work in govt. It’s unquestionable [he] cannot see public office again. He’s not only unfit, he’s destructive to our democracy. He has to be eliminated” pic.twitter.com/18XDLBbWoN
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 20, 2023
“His rhetoric is really getting dangerous. More and more dangerous. And we saw what happened on January 6th, when he uses inflammatory rhetoric. Now, in his recent Truth Social posts, is incredibly, incredibly scary for anyone uh, that, might be trying to work in government – and, it is just unquestionable at this point that that man can not see public office again. He is not only unfit, he is destructive to our democracy, and he has to be eliminated,” Goldman told Psaki.
Goldman’s suggestion that there may be only one certain way to get rid of Trump as a threat to Democrats’ control of the White House sparked an intense backlash, so much so that the filthy rich heir to the Levi Strauss family fortune desperately tried to put the toothpaste back into the tube, taking to X to claim that he didn’t really mean what he clearly said.
Yesterday on TV, I mistakenly used the wrong word to express the importance for America that Donald Trump doesn’t become President again.
While he must be defeated, I certainly wish no harm to him and do not condone political violence.
I apologize for the poor choice of words.
— Daniel Goldman (@danielsgoldman) November 20, 2023
“Yesterday on TV, I mistakenly used the wrong word to express the importance for America that Donald Trump doesn’t become President again,” Goldman wrote. “While he must be defeated, I certainly wish no harm to him and do not condone political violence. I apologize for the poor choice of words.”
X users weren’t buying Goldman’s apology, especially considering his party’s recent history of dangerous rhetoric and the violent acts of leftists whose buttons get pushed by Democrat politicians and their stooges in the media.
It was a clear statement. This is what led your left wing lunatics to shoot up a GOP baseball game. You know what you did.
Apology not accepted.
— Big Fish (@BigFish3000) November 20, 2023
You’ve lied about everything else. Incessantly so.
Why should we suddenly believe you on this? https://t.co/Jc8EppYoPj
— Jeff Carlson (@themarketswork) November 20, 2023
No, you said exactly what you meant. You just got called on it. You are a vial and disgusting human being, like the party you represent.
— Liberty N Justice (@librtynjust4all) November 20, 2023
You knew exactly what you were doing and what you were saying … you are only walking this back because you don’t like being held accountable for your own words. We see you. https://t.co/73hAMMygft
— TheFOO (@PolitiBunny) November 20, 2023
Too late. You said the quiet part out loud.
— pissed off patriot. (@traderg66) November 20, 2023
You are a LIAR. Is that how Democrats plan on dealing with Trump? You’re going to “eliminate” him? Who’s going to pull the trigger for you?
You should be expelled from congress!@SpeakerJohnson
— Shawn Quinn (@ShawnQuinn83) November 20, 2023
You were sending a message. Nothing can get it back. They should expel you. https://t.co/ND25Jvn7pg
— Márta Lisle (@UrUnpaidPundit) November 21, 2023
Dan Goldman is a LIAR. This is how Democrats plan on dealing with Trump. They’re going to “eliminate” him. Who’s going to pull the trigger for them?
— Shawn Quinn (@ShawnQuinn83) November 20, 2023
Daniel claims that Trump is literally Hitler. A literal wannabe dictator.
If that is true, then of course he has to agree that it would be OK to assassinate Trump.
Because everyone agrees that it would have been OK to assassinate Hitler. https://t.co/riJ3BJtNy5
— Mike Kilo (@Mike___Kilo) November 21, 2023
“eliminated” is not a poor choice of words.
What Mr. Goldman meant: “yesterday on TV I dog whistled to my supporters to act violently against anyone who disagrees with us. To destroy them.”
Today… I am magically taking my words back.
Democrats are domestic terrorists. https://t.co/IdlOvk3ouQ
— LincRight (@LincRight) November 20, 2023
Translation: “I apologize for being called out, and I must lie to everyone so I can still shill on cable news. Yes, I ment what I said, but I can’t say that part yet.”
— The Tom (@ggtdm74) November 20, 2023
“Democrats have been calling for violence against President Trump and his supporters since 2016,” Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung told Fox News Digital. “This is not new or surprising rhetoric.”
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