Trump calls for store robbers to be shot in speech to California Republicans

October 01, 2023

Donald Trump called for shooting store robbers on Friday in a bleak speech to California Republicans –and warned “this country will die!” if Joe Biden remained president. Very simply: If you rob a store, you can fully expect to be shot as you are leaving that store,” Trump said, spurring applause. The former defense secretary Mark Esper has said that Trump asked about shooting George Floyd protesters. California has 169 delegates up for grabs and a novel change in rules could give Trump, who is leading the GOP pack, a leg up. The intensified calls for action come as Biden lapped Trump in campaign fundraising.