WASHINGTON (Staff Report) – While US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is continuously shedding poll points against Hillary Clinton, in the latest rhetoric, the New York property tycoon has said that only gun bearers could stop the Democratic candidate.
On Tuesday, speaking at a rally in Wilmington, Delaware, Trump said: “By the way, and if she gets to pick – if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”
— POLITICO (@politico) August 9, 2016
He went on to say that Hillary Clinton wanted to abolish the Second Amendment of the US constitution – a provision which the gun carrying Americans believe provides them with the freedom to do so.
On the other hand, responding to Trump’s statement, Hillary Clinton’s campaign spokesperson said: “This is simple – what Trump said was dangerous. A person seeking to become the president of the US should not be suggesting violence in any way.”
Clinton campaign spokesman responds to Trump’s Second Amendment-Supreme Court comments involving Clinton. pic.twitter.com/rxVTEqWK0m
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) August 9, 2016
The statement also caused a buzz online:
Donald Trump just suggested that people could shoot Hillary Clinton to stop her picking Supreme Court judges as president. IT’S OVER NOW.
— Keithó (@KeithMacGP) August 9, 2016
⚡ Did Trump just suggest someone shoot Hillary Clinton?https://t.co/sCh0eVxPv8
— Lawrence Bland (@LawrenceBland) August 10, 2016
I’ve watched it 3 times, no other interpretation other than him suggesting only way to stop Hillary is to shoot her. https://t.co/Dm1PbWrVWw
— Arash Karami (@thekarami) August 9, 2016
Clinton: “Let’s do something about Zika”
Trump: “Let’s shoot my opponent… I dunno…”
News Editors: “Goddamnit. Again? Lead with Trump”
— Master Baker (@IFinallyCaved) August 10, 2016
Let’s all do this thing where we don’t elect a guy for president who just asked his followers to shoot and kill Hillary Clinton.
— Bryan Yang (@bryanyang) August 10, 2016
— ALI DZA (@DZA13) August 10, 2016