On Sunday, during an appearance on former White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s show, Representative Dan Goldman of New York called for the “elimination” of Donald Trump.
🚨BREAKING 🚨Far-Left (Socialist/Communist) Democrat Rep. Dan Goldman Issues a Vile Threat: ‘Donald Trump Has to Be Eliminated’ pic.twitter.com/bK7WljtfWo
— Daniel Thornton (@Panamadan61) November 20, 2023
As expected, Goldman faced a lot of backlash for the comments, which many consider to be the same “dangerous rhetoric” he accused Trump of using.
A day later, Goldman backtracked on the comments and apologized for his choice of words.
From Fox News:
“Yesterday on TV, I mistakenly used the wrong word to express the importance for America that Donald Trump doesn’t become President again,” Rep. Daniel Goldman of New York posted on X on Monday.
“While he must be defeated, I certainly wish no harm to him and do not condone political violence. I apologize for the poor choice of words.”
Yesterday on TV, I mistakenly used the wrong word to express the importance for America that Donald Trump doesn’t become President again.
While he must be defeated, I certainly wish no harm to him and do not condone political violence.
I apologize for the poor choice of words.
— Daniel Goldman (@danielsgoldman) November 20, 2023
Goldman was referring to a comment he made over the weekend while discussing Trump’s actions on January 6.
“His rhetoric is really getting dangerous,” Goldman said during an interview with President Biden’s former press secretary Jen Psaki on her MSNBC show.
“More and more dangerous. We saw what happened on January 6th, when he used his inflammatory rhetoric now, and his recent truth social post is incredibly, incredibly scary for anyone that might be trying to work in government. And it is just unquestionable at this point that man cannot see public office again. He is not only unfit, he is destructive to our democracy, and he has to be eliminated.”
Democratic Rep. Dan Goldman calls for the 'elimination' of Donald Trump should he ever see public office again.
"[Trump] cannot see public office again. He is not only unfit. He is destructive to our democracy. He has to be eliminated."pic.twitter.com/4O5ckPezzS
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) November 20, 2023
Goldman’s comment drew criticism on social media from conservatives pointing out that the congressman was using “dangerous rhetoric” himself.
“Sometimes they slip and say the quiet part out loud,” radio host Mike Ghallager posted on X.
Sometimes they slip and say the quiet part out loud. https://t.co/sGcRMU3Hh3
— Mike Gallagher (@radiotalkermike) November 20, 2023
“By using his own ‘logic,’ Goldman should never see public office again,” Trending Politics co-owner Collin Rugg posted on X.
NEW: In the same breath as saying Donald Trump’s rhetoric is “dangerous,” Rep. Dan Goldman says that Trump needs to be “eliminated.”
This man is giving Adam Schiff a run for his money.
“His rhetoric is really getting dangerous, more and more dangerous… and we saw what happened… pic.twitter.com/CCnpO6haeO
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) November 20, 2023
Several conservatives on social media didn’t accept Goldman’s clarification including Twitchy Managing Editor Sam Janney.
“You knew exactly what you were doing and what you were saying … you are only walking this back because you don’t like being held accountable for your own words,” Janney posted on X. “We see you.”
You knew exactly what you were doing and what you were saying … you are only walking this back because you don't like being held accountable for your own words. We see you. https://t.co/73hAMMygft
— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) November 20, 2023