Hillary Clinton's Donald Trump 2nd Amendment Response Calls Out The GOP Candidate In The Simplest, Most Powerful Way
On Tuesday afternoon, while speaking at a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump implied assassinating Hillary Clinton was a viable option for people who disagreed with her hypothetical judicial nominees in the case she were elected president. Trump said, “If [Clinton] gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks." Then he critically added, “Although the Second Amendment people – maybe there is, I don’t know.” Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, was quick to issue a statement in response to Trump's remarks:
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 anyway.
Trump's senior communications adviser, Jason Miller, released a statement dismissing the allegations that the Republican nominee was suggesting Clinton should be assassinated:
It's called the power of unification — 2nd Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power. And this year, they will be voting in record numbers, and it won't be for Hillary Clinton, it will be for Donald Trump.
It was titled: "Trump Campaign Statement On The Dishonest Media."
At least one prominent Republican and national security expert, former Central Intelligence Agency director Michael Hayden, agreed with the Clinton campaign's response that Trump's remark was dangerous and not a mere nod to Second Amendment supporters. Hayden told CNN that if someone at a Trump rally had made that same comment, "he would be in a police wagon now."