Trump shift on Clinton could deflate opposition
November 23, 2016
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Trump shift on Clinton could deflate oppositionNovember 23, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump reacts to a crowd gathered in the lobby of the New York Times building. Trump, who has never previously held public office, was quick to bristle at unflattering news coverage during the campaign, even as he remained accessible to certain reporters, including several from the Times.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Trump has received mixed responses following his statement to the New York Times Tuesday that he may not pursue a Clinton investigation, but could this be another deflationary move by the President-elect?Trump to NY Times: “She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways, and I am not looking to hurt them at all. The campaign was vicious.”Trump on pursuing the Clinton investigation: “Not something I feel very strongly about.”
Ann Coulter tweeted: “Whoa! I thought we elected (Trump) president. Did we make him the FBI, & (U.S. Department of Justice)? His job is to pick those guys, not do their jobs.”Coulter: “No president should block “investigators from doing their jobs.”Rush Limbaugh received 2,000 responses on his Facebook open forum.Limbaugh Listener Donald Marks: “Donald J. Trump, I am hearing that you will not be pursuing Hillary email scandal and pay-to-play.
If that is the case, you just proved to me and America that laws are for the poor people. That Lady Justice is not blind. That you are no different than the swamp you want to drain. If true, you have just spit in my face and so many others.”
New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani Tuesday: While I would have supported an investigation, Trump had to make a ‘tough choice’.”Giuliani to ABC News: “There is a tradition in American politics that after you win an election, you sort of put things behind you.”
Due to faithless elector movement and calls for Clinton to challenge Nov. 8th results Trump may be deflating tension with am intentionally ‘temporary’ middle ground position.(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Some of Donald Trump’s strongest conservative supporters are voicing anger and disappointment at the president-elect’s comments on Tuesday that he might back off his campaign pledge of pursuing a prosecution of former rival Hillary Clinton.Trump, in an interview with the New York Times, took a more compassionate tone toward the Democratic presidential nominee than during his campaign, when he talked about a possible criminal investigation of the opponent he dubbed “Crooked Hillary” if he won the White House.Chants of “Lock her up” echoed throughout his campaign rallies, with Trump supporters angrily alleging corruption related to her use of a private email server while secretary of state and to foreign contributions received by the Clinton Foundation charity.
“She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways, and I am not looking to hurt them at all. The campaign was vicious,” Trump told the Times, adding that launching an investigation was “not something I feel very strongly about.”
Conservatives who had reveled in the possibility of a Clinton prosecution were not pleased, but with the growing faithless elector movement and active calls for Hillary’s campaign to challenge the election results, this may be a wise deflationary move by the President-elect.
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