“Take their guns away. Okay, it would be very dangerous.”
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stirred controversy once again in Miami Friday night, making vague insinuations about what would happen if Hillary Clinton’s bodyguards had their guns taken away.” I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons,” he said. “They should disarm. Right? I think they should disarm immediately.
MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 16: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the James L. Knight Center on September 16, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Mr. Trump is in a tight race against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton as the November 8th election nears. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
“Take their guns away. She doesn’t want guns … let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away, OK? It’d be very dangerous.”
The comment appeared to be similar to another gun rights remark he made in August when he suggested that “Second Amendment people” could stop Clinton from nominating Supreme Court justices if she’s elected.
“She wants to destroy your Second Amendment,” Trump said, starting on a familiar refrain.
“Guns, guns, guns, right? I think what we should do is she goes around with armed bodyguards, like you have never seen before. I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons. They should disarm, right? Right? I think they should disarm. Immediately, what do you think? Yes? Yes. Yeah. Take their guns away! She doesn’t want guns. Take their – let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away. Okay, it would be very dangerous.”
The boisterous crowd yelled as Trump suggested disarming Clinton’s bodyguards, something he has said in the past. It continued cheering when he said, “Let’s see what happens to her.”
It wasn’t the first time Trump had expressed a similar sentiment.
At the National Rifle Association convention in May, Trump said, “So Americans use guns to defend themselves against violent crime more than a million times a year, okay. More than a million times a year. And they want to take them away, heartless hypocrites like the Clintons want to take this and get rid of guns, and yet they have bodyguards that have guns. So I think that in addition to calling for them to name judges, we’ll also call them and let their bodyguards immediately disarm.”
“Okay? They should immediately disarm. And let’s see how good they do. Let’s see how they feel walking around without their guns on their bodyguards.”
Trump on Clinton’s bodyguards: “Take their guns away. She doesn’t want guns… let’s see what happens to her.” https://t.co/NBBP1pji5j
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Trump: Clinton’s bodyguards should drop guns and ‘see what happens to her’
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