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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, arrives to a campaign rally after being introduced by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump suggests 'Second Amendment people' might be able to stop Clinton


During a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump seemingly suggested that "Second Amendment people" could assassinate Hillary Clinton to prevent her from appointing Supreme Court justices. 

Here's the entire quote: 

"Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks. Although, with the Second Amendment people ... maybe there is, I don't know." 

Although it is unlikely he truly meant Clinton should be shot, it was quickly clear from the audience's reaction that the statement was not phrased particularly well.

That comment then set off a social media firestorm: 

Clinton's campaign quickly responded with a statement saying, "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 any way." 

Trump's campaign issued a counter-statement regarding the "dishonest media." 

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