Making Amendments But Not Amends

Trump says “Second Amendment people”
might have a solution to Hillary Clinton
then against the backlash, amends his comment
to say it was about voting, not an assassination joke.

This knocked out of the headlines
his economic speech which was meant as a reset
after he’d spent a week fighting Gold Star parents,
an action for which has not sought to make amends.

And all of it has led to many Republicans,
from Susan Collins to national security pros,
amending their endorsements before it’s too late.

Trump may invoke the 2nd Amendment
but many Republicans, especially vulnerable Senators,
are wishing the Republican Party
could make a first amendment of its presidential nomination.

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