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Trump team plays down comment which appeared to suggest people shoot Hillary Clinton

“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.”

Source: Victoria Applegate/YouTube

A SPOKESPERSON FOR the Donald Trump campaign has played down a remark he made which seemed to suggest voters shoot his rival Hillary Clinton.

Speaking at a campaign rally in North Carolina today, Trump said that gun ownership in the US is under threat if Clinton is allowed appoint Supreme Court Justices.

He added without elaboration that maybe supporters of the Second Amendment could figure out a way.

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 Second Amendment provides a constitutional right to citizens to own guns.

Campaign 2016 Trump Source: Evan Vucci

However, the billionaire businessman’s campaign said the comments weren’t about guns at all.

“It’s called the power of unification – Second 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.”

The remarks are being widely condemned this evening.

“In this clip, Trump’s either calling for an armed revolt or the assassination of his opponent. Despicable,” House Democrat David Cicilline posted on Twitter along with footage of Trump’s remarks.

Trump has repeatedly bashed his opponent for seeking to abolish gun rights, while Clinton has said she favors tougher gun controls.

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