Hillary Clinton responds to Trump's Second Amendment insinuation: "Words matter, my friends"

Trump's "casual inciting of violence," she said, "proves [he] simply does not have the temperament to be president"

By Brendan Gauthier
August 11, 2016 12:44AM (UTC)
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to medical professionals after taking a tour of Borinquen Health Care Center, in Miami, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, to see how they are combatting Zika. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Speaking in Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday afternoon, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addressed her Republican opponent, Donald Trump's controversial "Second Amendment people" insinuation.

"Words matter, my friends," Clinton told the crowd. "And if you are running to be president, or are president of the United States, words can have tremendous influence."


At a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Tuesday, Trump suggested "Second Amendment people" could influence Clinton's Supreme Court nominations. Critics are — at their mildest — alleging Trump incited violence against his opponent.

"Yesterday we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from Donald Trump that cross the line," she continued. "His casual inciting of violence ... shows us that Donald Trump simply does not have the temperament to be president and commander-in-chief of the United States."

Find Clinton's full statement regarding Trump's Second Amendment comment below:


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