Trump Shares Video Featuring Opening Line: ‘The Only Good Democrat Is a Dead Democrat’
President Donald Trump has shared a video featuring ‘Cowboys for Trump’ founder Couy Griffin saying ‘The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.’ The President spent much of Thursday morning retweeting praise of himself and attacks on the press.
Trump shared a tweet from the Cowboys for Trump account saying ‘The news is fake’ and tagging a number of political accounts.
“Thank you Cowboys. See you in New Mexico!” Trump said.
Thank you Cowboys. See you in New Mexico! https://t.co/aCRJeskUA8
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2020
Griffin led an anti-lockdown protest on horseback in New Mexico and on 17 May he made the attack on Democrats that the President shared on Thursday morning.
“I’ve come to a place where I’ve come to a conclusion where the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat,” Griffin said at the rally at a church.
He later clarified that he meant Democrats should die in a ‘political sense.’
“I could’ve chosen a different verbiage, you know. I guess I need to be more careful when I choose the words that I speak,” he said. “But you know, it’s just so hypocritical of the left how they’re blowing this up, like I’m some hate-speech murderer.”
However, Griffin also claimed that some Democratic governors could be guilty of treason – a crime punishable by death under U.S. law.