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Trump: Second Amendment Comment Was About ‘Political Power’

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Trump: Second Amendment Comment Was About ‘Political Power’

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Republican U.S. Presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania August 1, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Despite stating that “Second Amendment people” might be able to “do” something about Hillary Clinton, GOP nominee Donald Trump claims his comment was about harnessing the “political” power of the voting bloc.

Appearing on Fox News with Sean Hannity, Trump claimed he was encouraging “Second Amendment” supporters to use their collective voting power.

“This is a political movement. This is a strong political movement, the Second Amendment,” Trump stated. “And there can be no other interpretation.”

Trump’s initial comments, however, indicated that he was discussing a situation in which Clinton would be appointing judges — not still battling for votes on Election Day.

Earlier, in an interview with WNCN, captured by Mediaite, Trump first attempted to clarify that he was talking about the “political power” of the “Second Amendment people.”

“[T]he Second Amendment people have tremendous power because they’re so united,” he claimed.

Trump’s senior communications adviser, Jason Miller, backed Trump’s “political power” comments: “It’s called the power of unification — 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 Secret Service, for its part, Tweeted out a brief message indicating it had heard Trump’s Statements:

Photo: Republican U.S. Presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania August 1, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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  1. charleo1 August 10, 2016

    Any demagogue worth his salt knows such Second Amendment comments are intended as a bullying tactic, laced with irresponsible red meat rhetoric. That perhaps those now famous RWNJobs, Sharon Angle comes to mind, running rampant across a Country bristling with firepower, and a bevy of assorted anti-gov. types, militia leaders, anarchists, seditionists, Klan members, and Hillary haters? You call it. Might one day use those sacred Second Amendment Rights as they constantly claim was their intended purpose. To you know, “feed the tree of liberty with the blood of “traitors,” i.e. Democrats, Trump’s only impediment to the Presidency. Of course, as our history tells us, this is something that might, and has happened without any encouragement. In other words, an armed vigilante, or insurgent in full mob mode, are being stimulated, and given permission to take certain electoral matters into their own hands to protect whoever, or whatever it is they, “feel,” must be taken care of. Trump can say whatever he likes about it being a reference to political power. Once again he’s disqualified himself to be POTUS.

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