Just weeks after effectively accusing Republican nominee Donald Trump of being an agent of the Russian government, the Hillary Clinton campaign Tuesday alleged Trump supports an assassination of the Democratic presidential nominee.
The comments from the Clinton campaign and key surrogates comes after Trump said at a rally that “Second Amendment people” will stop Hillary from nominating liberal Supreme Court justices. “Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment. If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks.” He added, “although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don’t know.”
Following the remarks, Clinton’ campaign manager Robby Mook released a statement saying, “This is simple — what Trump is saying is dangerous. A person seeking to be president of the United States should not suggest violence in any way.”
Democratic Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy took it a step further and called Trump’s remarks “an assassination threat” on Twitter. He said, “This isn’t play. Unstable people with powerful guns and an unhinged hatred for Hillary are listening to you, [Donald Trump].”
“[Donald Trump] makes death threats because he’s a pathetic coward who can’t handle the fact that he’s losing to a girl,” Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote on Twitter. “Your reckless comments sound like a two-bit dictator, [Trump],” Warren added. (RELATED: Clinton Campaign Continues To Push Trump-Russian Conspiracy Theory)
The Trump campaign released a statement under the email subject: “Campaign Statement On Dishonest Media.” (RELATED: Fear And Voting At The Democratic Convention)
“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, “ Jason Miller, Trump’s senior communications advisor, said in the statement.
In an interview with Sean Hannity, Trump said his comments were about a “political movement.”