Can you even imagine the reaction if a Republican said something like this about Obama? They would have been forced off the national stage. But everything is OK when you’re a Democrat. Even threatening violence.
Here’s a partial transcript of this moment via Truth Revolt:
Outgoing Dem Gov Fantasizes About Punching Trump: ‘Have to Pick Him Off the Floor’
During an appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball on Thursday, host Chris Matthews asked what McAuliffe would do if President Trump were to get too close to him during a debate like he did with Hillary Clinton.
“You’d have to pick him up off the floor,” the governor said.
That brought a few tingles up Matthews’ leg once again: “You mean you’d deck him?”
“Listen, this guy got in my space. You want to get in my space? I’ve always said, Chris, ‘You punch me, I’m going to punch you back twice as hard.’ And it wouldn’t be hard to do it.
“This guy thinks he can intimidate everybody. It’s disgraceful. It’s embarrassing. But if he ever came over and leaned on me and got in my space, that would be the last time Donald Trump ever did that, I promise you that.”
Watch the video:
Wow. What a tough guy.