This week’s controversy over comments by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and the assassination of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by “second amendment people” echoes a flap during the 2008 primary when she mentioned the possibility of someone killing Barack Obama.
She explained during a May 23 editorial board interview with the South Dakota newspaper The Argus Leader that“historically” it made “no sense” for her to drop and that she found it a “bit of a mystery” why so much pressure was being applied to her.
When pressed further, Clinton then raised the memory of Robert F Kennedy’s assassination, and the possibility of Obama getting murdered, as the reason why she was hanging on in there.
“My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. You know, I just don’t understand it and there’s lot of speculation about why it is,” Clinton said.