A rare moment of civility and humanity between Hillary and the NC GOP

In a rare moment of civility — and humanity — Hillary Clinton and the North Carolina Republican Party exchanged kind words on Twitter over the horrific news that someone last night firebombed a GOP office in the state.

While Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump used the crime to further his angry political agenda, Hillary Clinton expressed horror at the attack, and gratitude that no one was injured.

Trump first accused Hillary of being behind the attack, then only later thought to express any thoughts to the safety of the local party officials.

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In fact, no one knows who committed the crime. And it’s worth noting that in the past, some of these political crimes have been hoaxes intended to blame the other side. So it’s best, and safest, to withhold judgment — unlike Trump, who yet again took advantage of a life-and-death crisis in order to make it all about him.

On the brighter side, what was particularly touching was the response Hillary got from the NC GOP:

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It may seem like a small thing, a tweet of only eight words. But in today’s climate, when Donald Trump is talking about the election being stolen, and his supporters are discussing whether to take up arms should he lose, the North Carolina GOP’s tweet touched a very good nerve for many. Though not all.

The responses to the NC GOP’s tweet were a mixture of praise and vitriol:

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I think you’ll be hearing more about this tweet over the next 24 hours. It’s illustrative of the way politics used to, and still can, be.

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