Via Pam Key at Breitbart, we saw Hillary Clinton’s oddly smearing Donald Trump with the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. In an interview with Nevada journalist Jon Ralston, she implied Dylann Roof may have been “triggered” by remarks like Trump’s statements on Mexico sending the worst Mexicans to America.
ABC’s Liz Kreutz and Rick Klein put the story online, if not on television (will TV follow?):
"Public discourse is sometimes hotter and more negative than it should be, which can, in my opinion, trigger someone who is less than stable.”
Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, did not say Trump's name, but went on to explicitly mention remarks he made during his announcement speech on Tuesday, the day before a white gunman opened fire in a historically African-American church, killing nine people.
“I think we have to speak out against it," Clinton explained. "Like, for example, a recent entry into the Republican presidential campaign said some very inflammatory things about Mexicans. Everybody should stand up and say that’s not acceptable.”
ABC stopped there, but Hillary did not. She then said: You know you don’t talk like that on talk radio. You dont talk like that on the kind of political campaigns. I think he is emblematic. So I want people to understand, it’s not just him, it’s about everybody. The second thing is guns. Let’s just cut to the chase – it’s guns.”
In his presidential announcement, Trump laid down this “not sending their best” line:
“They’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”