During a rally on Tuesday in Wilmington, North Carolina, Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, indicated that “Second Amendment people” might be able to prevent Hillary Clinton from picking Supreme Court Justices.
“If she gets to pick her judges,” the increasingly incoherent Trump said to his audience. “[There’s] nothing you can do, folks....although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I dunno.” The crowd hardly seemed perturbed by Trump’s suggestion that someone shoot Clinton in order to preserve the Second Amendment (Trump had earlier indicated that Clinton would “abolish” gun ownership). Instead, they laughed at what Trump will certainly later today call a joke.
It’s probably not surprising that the Trump campaign’s rhetoric would firmly embrace the clear call of violence. “Lock her up,” has become an increasingly popular chant among Trump supporters who have rhetorically married their perception of Clinton’s criminality with an inevitably “rigged” election.
Update: Trump’s campaign sent out the following statement: