Donald Trump Appears to Hint at Hillary Clinton’s Assassination for Second Time
Donald Trump is facing criticism after appearing to hint at the assassination of Hillary Clinton for a second time.
The Republican presidential nominee suggested Hillary Clinton’s security detail should give up their guns and “see what happens to her”.
Donald Trump told supporters his rival Democratic candidate wanted to “destroy your second amendment” – referring to the right to own guns.
Hillary Clinton’s team has accused Donald Trump of “inciting people to violence”.
Speaking at a rally in Miami on September 16, Donald Trump, apparently sarcastically said: “I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons. They should disarm, right?
“Take their guns away, she doesn’t want guns. Take their guns and let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away. OK, it would be very dangerous.”
Robby Mook, a spokesman for Hillary Clinton, said: “Whether this is done to provoke protesters at a rally or casually or even as a joke, it is an unacceptable quality in anyone seeking the job of Commander in Chief.
“This kind of talk should be out of bounds for a presidential candidate.”
Hillary Clinton has called for tighter gun control laws but has also stressed her support for the second amendment, telling the Democratic Party Convention in July: “I’m not here to take away your guns.”
Donald Trump’s remarks echoed a controversial speech last month which many Democrats condemned as a call for Hillary Clinton’s assassination.
Speaking in North Carolina, Donald Trump claimed that Hilalry Clinton wanted to abolish the second amendment, adding: “By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the second amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”
The Trump camp later said he was referring to action through the ballot box, not violence.
The latest comments came just hours after Donald Trump was forced to reverse his long-held position that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.
Speaking at a campaign event in Washington, Donald Trump said: “President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period.”
Donald Trump went on to accuse Hilalry Clinton of starting the so-called birther controversy.
“Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it,” he said.
There is no evidence to link Hillary Clinton to the birther conspiracy.