NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: New York Democratic Rep. Dan Goldman attempted to retract a remark he made against former President Donald Trump, sparking an outcry on social media.
Goldman, 47, who represents New York’s 10th Congressional District, called for Trump’s “elimination” during her appearance on MSNBC’s “Inside With Jen Psaki” on Sunday, November 19.
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He told Psaki that Trump should never hold public office again because of his refusal to accept the results of the 2020 election, which a federal indictment alleges sparked attempts to rig the election and culminated in the riot of January 6.
But Goldman’s choice of words sparked widespread condemnation on social media. “His rhetoric is becoming really dangerous, more and more dangerous,” the congressman said.
“And we saw what happened on January 6th. When he now uses inflammatory rhetoric and his recent posts on Truth Social, it’s incredibly, incredibly frightening for anyone who might be trying to work in government,” he said. he asserted.
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“It is simply indisputable at this point that this man can no longer hold public office. He is not only unfit. He is destructive to our democracy and he must be eliminated,” he added.
Dan Goldman made it clear he didn’t wish Donald Trump any harm (Getty Images)
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Rep. Dan Goldman apologizes for his comments
Following a furious backlash, Goldman apologized for his “poor choice of words” when he called for the “elimination” of Trump.
“Yesterday on television I mistakenly used the wrong word to express how important it is to America that Donald Trump not become president again,” he wrote on Twitter on Monday.
“Even if he is to be defeated, I certainly wish him no harm and I do not condone political violence. I apologize for the poor choice of words,” he continued.
Yesterday on television I mistakenly used the wrong word to express how important it is to America that Donald Trump not become president again.
Even if he is to be defeated, I certainly wish him no harm and I do not condone political violence.
I apologize for the poor choice of words.
— Daniel Goldman (@danielsgoldman) November 20, 2023
After the apology, the Trump campaign told the NY Post on Monday that Goldman’s comments weren’t that surprising.
“Democrats have been calling for violence against President Trump and his supporters since 2016. This is not new or surprising rhetoric from disgusting liberals,” Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung said in a statement.
Internet reacts to Goldman’s apology
After Goldman’s apology, a number of social media users criticized him for what some interpreted as “incitement.”
“So it’s okay for you.” It’s just a MISPARTY. If President Trump had said that, you would have had him raided and locked up. Apologies not accepted,” one user said.
“You are a liar. Is this how the Democrats plan to deal with Trump? Are you going to ‘eliminate’ him? Who will pull the trigger for you? another wrote.
“Lol. Everyone knew what you meant,” criticized a third user while a fourth said: “That was a clear statement. That’s what made you left wing lunatics organize a match GOP baseball team. You know what you did.
“Apologies NOT accepted. We need a Gag on you, just like they did on Trump,” someone else wrote. “You are a lawyer, sir. You used the wrong “choice” of words. I don’t believe you,” said another.
You’re a liar. Is this how Democrats plan to deal with Trump? Are you going to “eliminate” him? Who will pull the trigger for you?
You should be kicked out of Congress!@SpeakerJohnson
— Shawn Quinn (@ShawnQuinn83) November 20, 2023
Lol. Everyone knew what you meant.
– Joel Schamber *as Shh, Amber.* (@JoelSchamber) November 20, 2023
It was a clear statement. This is what made your left wing lunatics organize a GOP baseball game. You know what you did.
Apologies not accepted.
— Big Fish (@BigFish3000) November 20, 2023
Apologies NOT accepted. We need a Gag on you, just like they did on Trump.
I’m kidding. Gag orders are unconstitutional and even if your language was despicable, you have the right to do so. Find out why here: https://t.co/rn10HLAtzN
— GreatAmericanMail (@mail_american) November 20, 2023
You are a lawyer, sir. You used the wrong “choice” of words. I do not believe you.
– Trump 2024 (@Brandonstheguy) November 20, 2023
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