Gov. Terry McAuliffe: I'd punch Trump if he 'got in my space'

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe appeared on the Chris Matthews show yesterday and was asked about President Trump’s ability to intimidate people. McAuliffe replied that if Trump got in his space he would punch him.

“Hillary is a friend of yours and she’s a strong person but even that thing of leaning over her in that weird, weird kind of, I don’t know what, Godzilla way during the debate,” Matthews said, adding, “What would you do in a debate with him if he tried that?”

“You’d have to pick him up off the floor,” McAuliffe replied.

Chris Matthews thought this was hysterical and took a moment to regain his composure. “You mean you’d deck him,” he said.

“Listen, this guy got in my space—you want to get in my space, I’ve always said, Chris, you punch me I’m going to punch you back twice as hard,” McAuliffe said. He continued, “And it wouldn’t be hard to do it, but you know this guy thinks he can intimidate everybody. It’s disgraceful. It’s embarrassing.”

A moment later, McAuliffe repeated his statement saying, “If he ever came over and leaned on me and got in my space, that would be the last time Donald Trump ever did that. I promise you that.”

I’m shocked that another Clinton world politician is a goon who wants to punch the president. Needless to say, if any conservative had said something like this about Obama or Hillary, we would never hear the end of it. If there’s one lesson we’ve learned over the last decade it’s that calls for violence against political figures are scary and dangerous when Republicans speak them and knee-slappingly hilarious when Democrats utter them.