During a rally today in Wilmington, North Carolina, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appeared to suggest that an assassination could prevent Senator Hillary Clinton from picking Supreme Court justices that could undermine the second amendment, if she is to win the 2016 election.
"Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the second amendment," he says in the clip above, posted by ABC News on Twitter. "By the way, and if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks." Then, with a clear smirk, he said: "Although the second amendment people, maybe there is, I dunno."
Jason Miller, Senior Communications Advisor to Donald Trump's campaign, quickly sent out an email titled "Trump Campaign Statement On Dishonest Media." "It's called the power of unification," it begins, "2nd amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power." Read it in full below:
Hillary For America Campaign Manager Robby Mook released the following statement: "This is simple—what Trump is saying is dangerous. A person seeking to be the President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way.”