Trump Denies ‘Conversation’ With Secret Service Over ‘2nd Amendment People’

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to a question during an interview after a rally in Virginia Beach, Va., Monday, July 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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In an apparent reference to a report that the Secret Service had been in contact with the Donald Trump campaign over his comment Tuesday that “Second amendment people” would put a stop to Hillary Clinton, Trump tweeted Wednesday that he had no such “conversation” while blaming “low ratings” CNN for making up the story.

At a rally Tuesday, Trump said that if Clinton is elected and allowed to pick anti-gun rights judges, there’s “nothing you can do, folks.”

“Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is,” Trump continued, in a remark interpreted by many to be a reference to assassinating Clinton. The Trump campaign disputes that interpretation.

A CNN reporter tweeted Wednesday that a Secret Service official told him that “more than one conversation” had been had between the agency and the Trump campaign over the remark.

Reuters later reported that a government official told the outlet the Secret Service never “formally” spoke to Trump’s campaign about the comment.

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