During tonight’s debate, Donald Trump made a really disturbing statement about what he would do if he ever got into the Oval Office.
Going off about the deleted personal emails, Trump growled, “If I win, I am going to instruct my Attorney General to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation, because there has never been so many lies, so much deception, there has never been anything like it, and we’re going to have a special prosecutor.”
That is a threat to use the power of the presidency to prosecute a political opponent. We do not do that in this country.
This came after Trump said he was surprised that “Bernie signed on with the devil.” Is it any wonder that his supporters think she’s Satan in a pantsuit?
When the time came for Clinton to respond, she expressed no surprise. “Everything he just said is absolutely false. But I’m not surprised.”
Fact check: She’s right. It’s absolutely false.
She then used her response to remind the audience that “it’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.”
Donald just couldn’t resist the snappy comeback to that, confirming that yes, he is a fascist and would have no problem using executive power to persecute political enemies, when he said, “Because you’d be in jail.”
During the entire debate, he was utterly creepy about how he used his stature and position on the stage to intimidate her, to no avail. But every woman watching that understood exactly what he was doing, causing many to share their own experiences on Twitter.
Note to my male friends who might not realize: Trump’s standing behind her is a bullying tactic. Abusive men do this to us all the time.
— Melissa Ryan (@MelissaRyan) October 10, 2016
Hillary is right. This man is completely, totally and unequivocally unqualified to set one single foot in the Oval Office. He can never be allowed near the levers of power.