Written by Tharushan Fernando
10 Aug, 2016 | 8:45 am
The American Political arena was once again thrown in to a state of shock by Republican Presidential Nominiee, Donald Trump.
Donald Trunp’s newest controversial remark on the right to bear arms was taken by many as as a threat of violence against Hillary Clinton.
“Hillary wants to abolish — essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know,” said the New York Businessman
The comment raised a nationwide alarm with political observers confused as to whether he was threatening her life or calling for increased political activity.
“A person seeking to be the President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way.” pic.twitter.com/Uu55CBCqdK
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 9, 2016
Trump insisted that his comments were merely calling for his supporters to use their power to vote and to stop Clinton from appointing justices who could restrict their Second Amendment rights.
Jason Miller, Trump’s senior communications adviser, said in a statement that Trump was merely talking about Second Amendment supporters large influence as a group.
However the former head of the CIA, retired Gen. Michael Hayden did not give such a light outlook on the comments and went on to state that “If someone else had said that said outside the hall, he’d be in the back of a police wagon now with the Secret Service questioning him.”
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