Donald Trump – played by Taran Killam – appeared on “Saturday Night Live” to clear up a few issues with his campaign as he’s “almost certainly your next president“.
Two days after a gunman killed nine people at an Oregon community college and then shot himself dead , the Republican presidential frontrunner, Donald Trump, seemed to accept the inevitability of mass shootings in the US. He added that any attacker will be “shocked” if he tries to assault him, and that he would emulate Bronson in the vigilante film “Death Wish“.
For Trump, the situation would have ended better if the teachers at Umpqua Community College in Oregon were armed.
“How about… with Iraq a number of years ago when Obama said ‘We are leaving on…whatever date…in one year.’ So the enemy says, ‘I can’t believe it!’ ” Trump said, once again to laughter from the audience. I mean people are very, very unhappy with what’s happened with politicians, how badly they’re running the country.
Oregon officials, including Gov. Kate Brown are so far staying away from talk about gun control reforms in the state saying they are primarily focused on helping those with the grieving process.
There was strong name recognition for Trump, but 25% of respondents said they did not know who they would vote for at this point – just four months away from the first primary.
Trump said he was a staunch advocate of the Second Amendment and that any gun legislation that emerges as a result of mass shootings in the US should be limited to addressing mental health.
U.S. GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump leaves a campaign rally in Keene, New Hampshire on September 30.
“So you’re going to have problems”.
Later, Trump told reporters that he was a member of the National Rifle Association and had consulted the group in developing his policy.
“I never wanted to get into Iraq…with that being said, there’s nobody that will build a bigger, stronger military than me”, Trump concluded.
Trump’s analysis makes the same faulty assumption as people on the left who paint all gun owners as extremists.
He called the push for stricter gun laws “political correctness”. “I will tell you – if you had a couple of the teachers or somebody with guns in that room, you would have been a hell of a lot better off”.
“Because you have sick people”.
And while he realizes it’s not “politically correct” to say, there will always be difficulties when it comes to the mentally ill.