President Donald Trump retweeted a video by the founder of “Cowboys for Trump” which begins with him saying, “I’ve come to the conclusion that the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.”
“Thank you Cowboys. See you in New Mexico!” Trump tweeted at midnight.
Thank you Cowboys. See you in New Mexico! https://t.co/aCRJeskUA8
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2020
Otero County commissioner Couy Griffin has faced growing calls to resign after the video clip surfaced last week.
Griffin pushed back against the outrage his comments have sparked, saying he doesn’t feel like he’s done anything wrong and that they were made in a political – not physical – 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,” Griffin, has led pro-Trump horse rides through Washington, D.C., and posed for a photo in the White House with Donald Trump, told The Daily Beast. “But you know, it’s just so hypocritical of the left how they’re blowing this up, like I’m some hate-speech murderer.”
But in the interview, Griffin also repeated his claim that “the only good Democrat is a dead one” and signaled that he still thinks some top Democrats—such as governors Ralph Northam (D-VA) and Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI)—could be guilty of treason.
Trump has also sparked outrage after retweeting Griffin’s disturbing remarks.
The video that he retweets here opens with “I’ve come to the conclusion that the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.”
A message to the country from the Republican President of the United States. https://t.co/JmitTUtKAy
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) May 28, 2020
He is evil. Utterly vile. Nasty piece of work
— Skylar Baker-Jordan (@SkylarJordan) May 28, 2020
— Nancy Levine 🌊 (@nancylevine) May 28, 2020