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.
Breaking: US Secret Svce has spoken to #Trump campaign re: 2nd Amendment comments, “more than one conversation” -USSS official tells me
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) August 10, 2016
The campaign added that Trump’s comment was not a call for violence, according to CNN producer Elizabeth Landers.
MORE: The campaign told US Secret Service that Trump did not intend to incite violence.
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) August 10, 2016
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.