Geraldo Rivera is coming out with both barrels blasting at Donald Trump, after the GOP presidential candidate made a controversial statement about “Second Amendment people” at a rally on Tuesday.
Former “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Rivera fired up his Twitter account the next day, targeting “longtime loyal friend” Trump for the comments.
“@realDonaldTrump is a longtime loyal friend-But his #SecondAmmendmentPeople bulls–t was dangerous incitement&blaming the media doesn’t wash,” Rivera said.
Trump caused an uproar during a rally in North Carolina on Tuesday, telling supporters that, if his political rival Hillary Clinton is elected, she would have the power to appoint judges to the Supreme Court.
“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks,” Trump said. “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”
Trump’s campaign issued a clarification that the GOP nominee wasn’t encouraging anyone to kill Clinton. Even so, the comment was taken by some as a call to violence, and even reportedly prompted The U.S. Secret Service to discuss the matter with Trump’s campaign, though Trump has subsequently denied that a meeting took place.
On Wednesday, Clinton herself addressed the comment during a rally in Iowa, saying it was just the latest item on a laundry list of inappropriate comments that Trump had made and asserting that her competitor is unfit for the office of the President.
“And now his casual inciting of violence,” Clinton said. “Every single one of these incidents shows us Donald Trump simply does not have the temperament to be president and commander in chief of the United States.”
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) August 10, 2016