Donald Trump immediately faced backlash for comments he made at a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina on Tuesday that some in the media characterized as a suggestion to assassinate Hillary Clinton. NBC called it a "cryptic Second Amendment reference."
Trump said: '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. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know. But I’ll tell you what, that will be a horrible day.'
The Trump campaign immediately clarified in a statement titled: Trump Campaign On Dishonest Media
"It’s called the power of unification," Jason Miller, campaign spokesman, said. "2nd 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 Clinton campaign also released a statement, saying: "A person seeking to be the President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way."
"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