At this point, we thought Donald Trump couldn’t say anything that was really surprising, but he one-upped himself on Tuesday (Aug. 9).
While speaking at a rally in North Carolina, the presidential candidate appeared to suggest that Hillary Clinton could be shot for appointing judges to the Supreme Court.
“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment,” Trump said, according to a full transcript from CBS News. “If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don’t know.”
Trump’s remarks drew immediate criticism, with many calling him out for suggesting violence.
Within minutes of Trump’s remarks, the Clinton campaign released a statement strongly condemning them as an outright suggestion of violence. “This is simple,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said in a statement. “What Trump is saying is dangerous. A person seeking to be the President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way.”