Patti Davis is the daughter of Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis Reagan. She and her brother have been critics of their father’s policies since the beginning of his political career. They are both card-carrying liberals.
Patti Davis has attacked Donald Trump and his comment about how advocates of the Second Amendment can stop Hillary Clinton. Here’s what Trump said:
“‘Hillary wants to abolish — essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know,’ Trump said. ‘But I tell you what, that will be a horrible day, if Hillary gets to put her judges in, right now we’re tied.’”
Of course, anyone with a lick of sense knows that Trump was talking about voting. Advocates for the Second Amendment make up a very large block of voters. The NRA has around 5 million members, many of them Democrats. Harry Reid knows this. That’s why he supported the NRA and had a multimillion-dollar gun club built in his state. The NRA backed him.
Read related article: “Harry Reid’s Nevada Gun Park Rents ‘Assault Weapons.’”
Here’s what Patti Davis said about Trump’s comment on Facebook:
“I am the daughter of a man who was shot by someone who got his inspiration from a movie, someone who believed if he killed the President the actress from that movie would notice him. Your glib and horrifying comment about ‘Second Amendment people’ was heard around the world. It was heard by sane and decent people who shudder at your fondness for verbal violence. It was heard by your supporters, many of whom gleefully and angrily yell, ‘Lock her up!’ at your rallies. It was heard by the person sitting alone in a room, locked in his own dark fantasies, who sees unbridled violence as a way to make his mark in the world, and is just looking for ideas. Yes, Mr. Trump, words matter. But then you know that, which makes this all even more horrifying.”
Patti Davis (who for some reason does not use the name “Reagan” but her mother’s maiden name) seems to have forgotten that on August 11, 1984, her father said the following during a sound check before his radio address on NPR: “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”
If Patti Davis is going to denounce Trump for his Second Amendment comments, even if he meant his comments to be a reminder that the Second Amendment was put in the Constitution as the right to defend the nation against tyranny, what does she think of her father’s comments about bombing Russia? Also, what about liberal commentators who say that Trump’s policies “might get him killed” and “it wouldn’t be surprising if someone took a shot at The Donald”? Once again, liberalism is a one-way street of outrage.
By the way, Ronald Reagan won reelection in a landslide over Walter Mondale in 1984, only losing Mondale’s home state of Minnesota and Washington, DC.