Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate, said on Tuesday that Donald Trump’s line about “Second Amendment people” shows that he does not have the temperament to be president.
“Nobody who is seeking a leadership position, especially the presidency, the leadership of the country, should do anything to countenance violence,” Kaine told reporters in Texas, according to CBS News.
“There is a beautiful phrase in the Gospel that says from the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaks and what comes out often reveals something important and who you are,” he continued. “And I think Donald Trump revealed again many other statements, reveal the same thing but it revealed this complete temperamental misfit with the character that’s required to do the job and in a nation, we gotta be pulling together and countenancing violence is not something any leader should do.”
During a Tuesday afternoon rally, Trump suggested that gun owners could take out Clinton if she wins the presidency.
“If she gets to pick her judges,” he said, “nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is.”
After making the comment, the Republican nominee insisted that he was talking about a “strong, powerful movement,” not an assassination attempt.