Trump’s Gun Comment Interpreted as Violent Threat Against Clinton

Donald Trump created another firestorm on Tuesday when he seemed to suggest violence as a means of preventing Hillary Clinton from nominating judges.

“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks,” Trump told a crowd in Wilmington, North Carolina. “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is I don’t know.”

The Trump campaign disputed the interpretation that Trump suggested violence, saying he wanted to unify voters who support the 2nd Amendment.


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst - UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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