Remember when Hillary was accused of bringing up ‘assassination’ in her race against Obama? We do . . .

“It’s like déjà vu all over again.”

Remember when the media wasn’t gushing all over Hillary Clinton because they had a sexier candidate to fawn over?

The same media allies misinterpreting Republican nominee Donald Trump’s comment about Second Amendment once took the Democratic nominee to task for a similar remark.

The difference being that it was in 2008 and Barack Obama was the media darling, not Hillary.

In a May 2008 interview with the editorial board of the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, newspaper Argus Leader, Clinton mentioned the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy to explain why she remained in a Democratic Party primary that Obama had all but sewn up, The New York Times reported.

“My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California,” she said at the time.

With Obama having already taken on Secret Service protection due to concerns about his safety — the earliest ever — Clinton’s comment sparked a firestorm, forcing the candidate to apologize, although she noted that what she said was “a historic fact.”

From The New York Times:

Her remarks were met with quick criticism from the campaign of Senator Barack Obama, and within hours of making them Mrs. Clinton expressed regret, saying, “The Kennedys have been much on my mind the last days because of Senator Kennedy,” referring to the recent diagnosis of Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s brain tumor. She added, “And I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation and in particular the Kennedy family was in any way offensive.”

Still, the comments touched on one of the most sensitive aspects of the current presidential campaign — concern for Mr. Obama’s safety. And they come as Democrats have been talking increasingly of an Obama/Clinton ticket, with friends of the Clintons saying that Bill Clinton is musing about the possibility that the vice presidency might be his wife’s best path to the presidency if she loses the nomination.

Two weeks after the interview, on June 7, 2008, Clinton would end her effort to become the first female president and align behind Obama.

The world of pundits and media elite are screaming for Trump to apologize for saying something they have determined meant something else. Maybe if he were a good little politician like Hillary, he would play that game.

Yet, he’s not. His supporters would call that refreshing. What do you think?

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