Threatening to jail political opponents isn't normal, and needs to be condemned


So, we need to talk about this:


Is this really where we are? Apparently so: Dana Bash on CNN is veeeeery carefully pointing out that jailing political opponents is a threat people usually associate with other nations and other leaders like, in her words, "Hitler."

That's not something that should go away tomorrow. It goes to the heart of Trump's fundamental unfitness for office. Threatening to jail political opponents isn't something our nation can ever, ever normalize.

Here’s the transcript:

Trump: If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation. [...] There has never been anything like this with emails. [...] You know what, people have been—their lives have been destroyed for doing one-fifth of what you have done. You should be ashamed. [...]

Clinton: Everything he said is absolutely false. [...] It's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.

Trump: Because you would be in jail.

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