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New York Democrat Backtracks After Calling for Trump to Be 'Eliminated'

A New York Democratic state assemblyman has backtracked after calling for former President Donald Trump to be "eliminated" during a recent podcast interview.

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Daniel Goldman, who represents parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, made the remarks during an interview with the podcast "The Daily Bailout" on Thursday. In the interview, Goldman was discussing the potential for Trump to run for president again in 2024.

"I think that if Donald Trump runs again in 2024, it's not just about winning or losing," Goldman said. "It's about the survival of our democracy."

Goldman then went on to say that he believes Trump is a "threat to our democracy" and that he needs to be "eliminated" from the political landscape.

"I think we need to be very clear-eyed about the threat that Donald Trump poses to our democracy," Goldman said. "And I think we need to take every step necessary to make sure that he is eliminated from the political landscape."

Goldman's remarks quickly drew criticism from Republicans, who accused him of inciting violence. The New York Republican Party called on Goldman to resign, and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) accused him of "endorsing political violence."

Goldman has since apologized for his remarks, saying that he "misspoke" and that he does not condone violence against Trump or anyone else.

"I apologize for my remarks on the podcast," Goldman said in a statement. "I misspoke, and I should not have used the word 'eliminated.' I do not condone violence against anyone, including Donald Trump."

Despite his apology, Goldman's remarks are likely to continue to be a source of controversy. The incident is a reminder of the deep divisions in American politics and the heightened risk of political violence in the current climate.

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