Donald Trump walks back many of his comments
Kevin Drum points out an interesting fact:
On Friday, Donald Trump offered up this comment on the Orlando shooting: “It’s too bad that some of the young people that were killed over the weekend didn’t have guns attached to their hip….Had people been able to fire back it would have been a much different outcome.”
Presumably he figured that this was the “strong” pro-gun position, only to discover that even the NRA thinks it’s not a great idea to mix firearms and alcohol. So today he walked back this comment, saying that he was “obviously” referring only to “additional guards or employees.”
This is, obviously, a lie, as even the lightest perusal of his original remarks proves. Nonetheless, the term of art for this is that he “walked back” his comment. If this sounds familiar, that’s because Trump has practically made a career of walking back his endless buffoonery. The screen cap below of a Google News search for “Trump walks back” displays it in all its glory. . .