Trump sparks horror by promoting video that says ‘only good Democrat is a dead Democrat’
President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening promoted a video from the Cowboys for Trump Twitter account which began with the line, “I’ve come to the conclusion that the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.”
The video in question features Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin addressing an anti-lockdown rally in which he made bloodthirsty declarations about Democratic lawmakers.
“Thank you Cowboys,” Trump wrote in response to the video. “See you in New Mexico!”
Griffin has said that he and his supporters may resort to violence if COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are not lifted.
“You get to pick your poison: you either go before a firing squad, or you get the end of the rope,” he said in a recent interview. “I’ll tell you what, partner, as far as I’m concerned, there’s not an option that’s not on the table.”
Trump’s promotion of the video drew a horrified response on Twitter — check out some reactions below.
@realDonaldTrump "The only good Democrat is a DEAD Democrat" is the Tweet Trump is Replying to, While we just found… https://t.co/SewceIZ9Pk— DanielNewmaη (@DanielNewmaη)1590639943.0
.@realDonaldTrump, you fucking lunatic! The message in this video that you are replying to is "the only good Democ… https://t.co/xjRNhPjFjL— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg)1590659228.0
aaaaand he just retweeted a video in which the first line is, "the only good democrat is a dead democrat." god we are so fucked.— Mask wearing and still pretty distant Tom Tomorrow (@Mask wearing and still pretty distant Tom Tomorrow)1590638663.0
Hello @Twitter @jack, the President of the U.S. is spreading a video that "jokes" that "the only good Democrat is a… https://t.co/yFA59ckrR9— Alberto Cairo (@Alberto Cairo)1590661301.0
Really @Twitter?? How is this acceptable? "The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat" Report this tweet retweeted… https://t.co/qhTuuI7xI0— Olga Lautman (@Olga Lautman)1590647480.0
@realDonaldTrump The first words of this are ‘The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat’ These words Retweeted by T… https://t.co/dd0iAg9R98— JimmyT (@JimmyT)1590649087.0
@realDonaldTrump You realize you are President to ALL Americans right now, yes? "I've come to the conclusion that t… https://t.co/UiqtlvuiPl— Michael Coleman (@Michael Coleman)1590639201.0
@realDonaldTrump On the day when American lives lost to COVID-19 surpasses 100,000, you retweet a video that states… https://t.co/Ju6NCd1oBk— Holly Loftus (@Holly Loftus)1590641824.0
@realDonaldTrump 100k+ dead. https://t.co/esQBipzSmR— Heather Bucha Whaley (@Heather Bucha Whaley)1590639240.0