Trump Says Clinton Guards Should Disarm and ‘See What Happens’by
Donald Trump said at a rally in Miami that Hillary Clinton’s bodyguards should disarm and "see what happens to her."
"I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons," the Republican presidential nominee said Friday. "Take their guns away. She doesn’t want guns. Take their -- let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away. OK? It’ll be very dangerous."
Trump made the comments as he criticized Clinton’s gun-control stance saying she wants to "destroy your Second Amendment," a position the Democratic presidential nominee hasn’t taken.
Trump’s comments recalled widely condemned remarks he delivered at an August rally in North Carolina while talking about Clinton and guns: “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.”
In response to Trump’s comments on Friday, Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, issued a statement saying Trump has a "pattern of inciting people to violence."
"Whether this is done to provoke protesters at a rally or casually or even as a joke, it is an unacceptable quality in anyone seeking the job of commander in chief," he said.
During Trump’s Miami speech, he denounced violence in the U.S. He said that Americans want the same kind of security as Clinton, who is protected by the U.S. Secret Service. Clinton lives "behind gates and walls and guards" while raising money from hedge funds, he said.
"She slanders and smears with her statements last week working people who just want a fraction of the security enjoyed by our politicians and certainly enjoyed by her," Trump said.
Trump was referring to comments Clinton made at a fundraiser in which she said “you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.”