Report: Secret Service Spoke To Trump Camp About 2nd Amendment Line

AP

A Secret Service official reportedly confirmed that the agency has spoken to the Trump campaign regarding the candidate’s Tuesday remark about how “Second Amendment people” could take action against a Clinton presidency.

CNN reporter Jim Sciutto tweeted that the Secret Service has had “more than one conversation” with the Trump campaign regarding his comment.

The campaign added that Trump’s comment was not a call for violence, according to CNN producer Elizabeth Landers.

Trump suggested at a Tuesday rally that “the Second Amendment people” might be the only ones who can take action against a Clinton presidency.

“If she gets to pick her judges,” he said, “nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is.”

Trump spokespersons and supporters were quick to spin his remark, claiming that it was a reference to the unity and political power of gun owners, although they seemed unable to agree on a consistent explanation.

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