Dan Goldman Desperately Trying to Walk Back What Many Saw As Disturbing Threat to Trump

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Many on X are now talking about a disturbing comment that Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY) made about former President Donald Trump. 

Our friends at our sister site, Twitchy, picked up the comment. Goldman was on MSNBC with Jen Psaki. They were talking about an interview former President Donald Trump had with ABC's Jonathan Karl. In that interview, Trump told Karl that he had wanted to go up to the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot to try to stop what was going on. But Trump said the Secret Service discouraged that. The MSNBC chyron at the bottom of the screen framed that as "New audio: Trump says he wanted to join Jan. 6 crowd," which miscasts what Trump said. 

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What Trump says he wanted to do sounds exculpatory. Goldman paints it as the opposite, claiming that Trump incited people to invade the Capitol when, in fact, Trump encouraged people to act "peacefully and patriotically."  

Then Goldman tried to hype Trump as a threat.

"His rhetoric is really getting dangerous... It is just unquestionable at this point that that man cannot see public office again. He is not only unfit. He is destructive to our democracy. He has to be, he has to be eliminated.”

He talks about Trump inciting — what would you call that? That had many on X understandably upset and calling it a threat. While many might not watch Psaki's show, the show then spread the remark wider by posting the clip about it on X. So who knows what crazy people might think after seeing that kind of a statement? 

This also shows how worried the Democrats are that they might lose — that Trump might win. So they have to do all they can to pitch the "danger to democracy" angle. 

The next day — likely after Goldman saw the backlash on X — Goldman desperately tried to take back what he said.

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So let's see. Saying people should act "peacefully and patriotically" is inciting. But saying someone should be "eliminated" is just using the "wrong word." That makes a lot of sense. The funny thing here is that had Trump said what Goldman said, Goldman would likely be encouraging people to try to prosecute him over it. But Goldman's a Democrat, so of course, out comes the pass, and he apologizes, so everything is cool. 

People weren't buying it. 

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