President Donald Trump thanked the "Cowboys for Trump" and shared a video featuring the group’s founder Couy Griffin saying, “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat” on Twitter Wednesday night.
The president shared the video and included his own message to his supporters, “Thank you Cowboys. See in you New Mexico!”
The video is of Griffin speaking before a crowd protesting lockdown orders at a New Mexico church on May 17.
“I’ve come to a place where I’ve come to a conclusion where the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat,” Griffin said.
He clarified he didn’t mean his statement in a “physical sense,” but in a “political sense.”
Griffin told the Daily Beast on Wednesday that he could have been more careful in choosing his words.
“I could’ve chosen a different verbiage, you know. I guess I need to be more careful when I choose the words that I speak,” Griffin told the news site. “But you know, it’s just so hypocritical of the left how they’re blowing this up, like I’m some hate-speech murderer.”
Then he repeated his thoughts that “the only good Democrat is a dead one” and shared he thinks some Democrats like Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer could be guilty of treason and the punishment that comes with it.
“You get to pick your poison: you either go before a firing squad, or you get the end of the rope,” Griffin told the Daily Beast.
Cowboys for Trump shared the story on its Twitter account and commented, “The news is fake.”
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