Did Trump Just Float the Idea of Assassinating Hillary Clinton?

"If she gets to pick her [Supreme Court] judges, nothing you can do, folks," Trump said. "Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don't know."

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Aug 9 2016, 7:43pm

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Donald Trump told Fox Business Network Tuesday morning that he has no plans to change the way he's running for president, and then he promptly set out to prove it. A short while later, the Republican presidential nominee took the stage at a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, and appealed to "Second Amendment people" to help stop Hillary.

"If she gets to pick her [Supreme Court] judges, nothing you can do, folks," Trump told the crowd before adding, "Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don't know."

The Clinton campaign quickly responded, releasing a statement saying what shouldn't need to be said, but maybe still does: "A person seeking to be President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way."

Trump's campaign, for his part, said he just meant that "Second Amendment people" should vote. And if you look at the broader context of the candidate's remarks, it almost seems more like the guy was playing a (loaded) game of word association than anything else. Still, a fresh batch of Republican defections could be in the offing.

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