WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) — Donald Trump on Tuesday suggested that “Second Amendment people” could do something about Hillary Clinton’s judicial nominees if she’s elected president.
“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Trump said during a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina. “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is.”
Trump immediately received backlash for the comments, which could have interpreted as resorting to violence to block Clinton’s judicial nominees or her candidacy itself.
“This is simple—what Trump is saying is dangerous,” Clinton spokesperson Robby Mook said in a statement. “A person seeking to be the President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way.”
In a statement, the Trump campaign said the candidate was referring to the political power held by gun rights advocates, blaming the backlash on the “dishonest media.”
“It’s called the power of unification – Second Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power,” senior communications adviser Jason Miller said. “This year, they will be voting in record numbers, and it won’t be for Hillary Clinton, it will be for Donald Trump.”
The Second Amendment grants Americans the right to bear arms, an often controversial policy debate.
In June, a British man was arrested and charged with allegedly trying to steal a gun from a police officer to open fire on Trump. The suspect, 21 year-old Michael Sandford, plead not guilty.