Donald Trump again alluded to violence against Hillary Clinton during a rally in Miami on Friday, September 16, suggesting that her security team’s guns be taken away.
The GOP presidential nominee told the crowd that Clinton, 68, wanted to “destroy [their] Second Amendment,” and proposed that his opponent then forfeit her own protection.
“She doesn’t want guns, take their — let’s see what happens to her,” Trump, 70, said as his supporters cheered. “Take their guns away, OK? It’ll be very dangerous.”
The real estate mogul’s comments quickly came under fire as Clinton’s team fired back, condemning his incindiary words.
“Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President, has a pattern of inciting people to violence,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook told Us in a statement late Friday. “Whether it is done to provoke protesters at a rally or casually or even as a joke, it is an unacceptable quality in anyone seeking the job of Commander in Chief.”
“This kind of talk should be out of bounds for a presidential candidate, just like it should be out of bounds for a presidential candidate to peddle a conspiracy theory about the President of the United States for five years,” Mook continued, in reference to Trump’s dismissal of the birther movement earlier in the day. “But we’ve seen again and again that no amount of failed resets can change who Donald Trump is. He is unfit to be President and it is time Republican leaders stand up to denounce this disturbing behavior in their nominee.”
The Trump team has yet to issue a statement in response.
In early August, the former Apprentice host similarly suggested that gun holders take action against the Democratic presidential nominee during a campaign stop in Wilmington, North Carolina.
“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment,” he said on Tuesday, August 9. “And if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although, the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don’t know.”
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