Trump: ‘Obviously’ I Was Joking About Shooting People And Not Losing Votes

Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to a crowd of people during a rally held at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Okla. Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Brandi Simons)
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Tuesday that he was just joking when he said he could shoot somebody and still not lose votes in the 2016 race.

Trump told a crowd Saturday at a campaign rally in Iowa that it was “incredible” that he could “stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters.” Fox Business Network host Maria Bartiromo asked Trump if he would say such a thing as President.

“As President, I wouldn’t,” Trump said, adding that he has to be “a little bit verbose” because he’s running against so many people for the GOP nomination.

“That comment was said with me laughing and thousands of other people laughing. It was said as a joke — obviously it was a joke,” Trump said.

Even though the Fox Business host noted that there have been several mass shootings recently, Trump said he thought the comment was appropriate.

“We were all having fun. And every once in a while I like to be a little bit politically incorrect,” he continued. “There’s nothing wrong with that.”

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  1. … obviously, Donnie, we can’t tell anymore…

  2. Avatar for mcbain mcbain says:

    GOP : something outrageous!!
    Base : yay!
    Media : you’re insane and/or lying
    GOP (to Media) : just kidding! :smile:
    GOP (to base) : wink wink :wink:

  3. Avatar for mantan mantan says:

    And Trump’s word is gold (plate) until he changes his mind, again.

  4. Avatar for 1gg 1gg says:

    Of course we know he was joking because gun fire is such a knee slapper.(snark)
    Just like Caribou Barbie was the victim when she put crosshairs on the map of people she wanted out of office and one of her followers tried to help her.

  5. Avatar for dnl dnl says:

    Next up:

    Donnie lighting farts / or using them to blow bubble gum bubbles (not far-fetched— decades ago, one of my older brothers tried it… ended up with longterm dingle-bubbles… or so I’ve been told.).

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