Backlash After Trump Recommends Gun Violence Against Hilary Clinton

Matthew Loffhagen
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Just as a warning for any reader who might be considering going into politics: it’s generally considered bad form to invite your supporters to murder your opponents.

This is a lesson that Donald Trump, king off the ill-thought-out off-the-cuff remark, has had to learn very quickly, as the Republican GOP nominee discovered that some things are not okay as part of a presidential race.

Trump's comments, which came when speaking to a crowd in Wilmington, North Carolina, feature a fleeting invitation for gun owners to take matters into their own hands to prevent Hilary Clinton’s campaign from growing in popularity.

“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks”, Trump said, before adding, “But the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know”.


This quick statement has received a public outcry as commenters across the country have begun tearing into Trump’s endorsement of violence against Clinton.

The front of today’s New York Daily News bears the headline “This isn’t a joke anymore” as the paper urges Trump to end his presidential campaign.

Meanwhile, Trump has seen a significant drop in his support among Republican women, and with his support sliding in recent weeks, many news outlets are questioning whether this might be the blunder that costs him the election.

Either way, Democrat supporters are unlikely to leave this particular comment alone any time soon – for many voters, this seems to be where the line has been drawn in the sand.

Apparently, you can make fun of the disabled, shout at babies, argue with war veterans and their families, but when campaigning to become president, you should never, ever, threaten a Clinton.

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