During a North Carolina Rally on Tuesday, Donald Trump said “Second Amendment people” could do something about Hillary Clinton if they had their own problems with her, causing some people to suggest that Donald Trump encouraged violence towards her, to which Trump replied, “Give me a break.”
At the rally, Trump spoke about Hillary Clinton and her plans for gun control, saying that she wants to “essentially abolish the Second Amendment.”
“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Trump added referring to Supreme Court Judges. “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don’t know.”
Some Democrats and media such as the New York Times were quick to accuse Trump of inciting violence towards Hillary Clinton saying that Trump said he wants Second Amendment people to attack Hillary Clinton.
The U.S. Secret Service is taking Trump’s words seriously after they issued a statement on social media saying that they are aware of his comments.
Trump spoke about this accusation on Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday to deny this claim saying that his words simply meant that Second Amendment people would have to take political action in order to prevent the Second Amendment from being abolished.
“So obviously you’re saying that there’s a strong political movement within the Second Amendment, and if people mobilize and vote, they can stop Hillary from having this impact on the court,” Hannity said to Trump in the interview.
“Nobody in that room thought anything other than what you just said. This is a political movement. This is a strong, powerful movement, the Second Amendment,” Trump said. “You know, Hillary wants to take your guns away. She wants to leave you unprotected in your home.”
“The NRA has, you know endorsed me. They’re terrific people … They agree 100% with what I just said,” Trump said.
“There can be no other interpretation. Even other reporters have told me. I mean give me a break,” Trump added. “There’s a tremendous power behind the Second Amendment. It’s a political power and there are few things so powerful, I have to say in terms of politics.”