A prominent Russian TV host and journalist, Dmitry Kisiliov, has warned that Donald Trump may be assassinated rather than be allowed to become the president of the United States of America.
Kisiliov began his monologue by discussing the latest polls which show Trump edging ahead of Clinton, as well as Trump’s promise that he would “form very, very good relations with Russia” if he becomes president.
“This combination, Trump’s leading in the race, his ability to state things as they are, and his intention to end the recent extreme Russian-American tensions – all this puts him in a very risky situation,” states Kisiliov.
“Now they may just kill him,” the host alarmingly adds.
Trump has certainly had many death threats, presumably from unhinged people.
But to carry out a successful assassination of someone as protected as Trump is would require the involvement of a powerful organization, with long tentacles, led by people who would surely be cognizant of the potential for such an event to spark a voter backlash of sufficient intensity to be detrimental, even fatal, to their long-term interests.
But then again, who knows for sure what lengths special interest groups would be prepared to go to when the chips are down?