You remember how Trump said he was going to send Hillary Clinton to prison? Conservatives sure remember. In fact, it was the most important promise he made to them — yes, even when compared to The Wall that would finally keep brown people from coming into their pure, white nation.
At Trump’s hate rallies nationwide, our frenemies on the Right could be heard chanting “lock her up” and Trump would reaffirm that Hillary Clinton would definitely be going to prison. In fact, he even told the former Secretary of State to her face that she would “be in jail” if he were allowed to run the country.
Well, we allowed him to run the country — but now that he will be our next President, it seems he’s ready to just forget about that promise completely. For those on the Right expecting Trump to march straight into the Oval Office and banish Hillary to the darkest cell in the deepest pit of Mordor, you’re idiots if you think he could even do that. Also, he dun wanna.
Asked Friday when he would be sending “Crooked Hillary” to the slammer, The Donald told the Wall Street Journal:
“It’s not something I’ve given a lot of thought, because I want to solve healthcare, jobs, border control, tax reform.”
Hold up: Hillary Clinton is a traitor who hates America and eats puppies — and getting her off the streets isn’t your number one priority?
In his victory speech, Trump praised Clinton as someone who has “worked very long and very hard” and whom we owe “a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country.”
So, what gives? The short answer, conservatives, is that you were duped. Your irrational hatred of someone you desperately wish was a criminal accomplished exactly what he wanted: catering to it got you to vote for him.
Now we’re stuck with an unqualified, spoiled, rich, racist, douchebag whose qualifications to govern rank somewhere between “Lucy Ricardo” and Sarah Palin — who, incidentally, is going to be part of the Trump administration.
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