Donald Trump "Jokingly" Threatens Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump made a speech in Wilmington, North Carolina on Tuesday. During the speech, he talked about Hillary Clinton’s possible picks for the Supreme Court and how they could affect the Second Amendment.

“Hillary wants to abolish — essentially abolish the Second Amendment,” Trump said. (That’s not true, even if you include the word “essentially.”) “And if she gets to pick…” he continued, “if she gets to pick her judges: Nothing you can do, folks.

“Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is,” he added. “I don’t know. But I tell you what, that will be a horrible day.”

It seems that Trump made a joke towards Clinton by talking about how gun owners could shoot her. Or it could be that those gun owners want to take up arms against the federal government. These comments that he has made aren’t the only inflammatory remarks that he has made during this election cycle. However, these are the first ones that have seemingly threatened his rival’s livelihood.

The Trump campaign also weighed in on his comments: 

“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, a spokesman for Trump’s campaign, said.

The NRA tweeted in support of Trump’s comments:

“.@RealDonaldTrump is right. If @HillaryClinton gets to pick her anti-#2A #SCOTUS judges, there’s nothing we can do. #NeverHillary,” the gun group tweeted. “But there IS something we will do on #ElectionDay: Show up and vote for the #2A! #DefendtheSecond #NeverHillary,” it added.

The Clinton camp immediately came out in disgust of Trump’s remarks:

“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,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said in a statement.

Other supporters of Clinton such as Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) was disgusted at Trump’s threat:

Also, an anti-Trump group contacted the FBI to investigate Trump’s threats:

“The Democratic Coalition Against Trump today reached out to high-level contacts in the Washington, D.C. field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to voice concerns about Donald Trump’s call for violence against Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and to argue that Trump should be arrested for attempting to incite political violence,” the group said in a statement.

“There is no place in American politics for this kind of disgusting rhetoric,” Scott Dworkin, a senior official with the group, added. “Donald Trump should immediately drop out of the race, and he should be arrested for committing a federal crime. He’s proven himself to be nothing more than a thug, and anyone supporting him after this grotesque display should be publicly shamed. It’s truly abhorrent and we must all stand united – regardless of party affiliation to say loudly that Americans reject this kind of hateful and dangerous rhetoric.”

For many of the things that he has said, his poll numbers have been on the decline since the Democratic National Convention.

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Along with this, many top Republicans have been a part of the Never Trump movement. They have used their voices to speak out against Trump and this include Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine):

[Trump] is unable or unwilling to separate truth from falsehood. He does not encourage conflicting views. He lacks self-control and acts impetuously. He cannot tolerate personal criticism. He has alarmed our closest allies with his erratic behavior. All of these are dangerous qualities in an individual who aspires to be President and Commander-in-Chief, with command of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

Could these last remarks from Trump be the final nail in the coffin of his campaign? 

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