Republican candidate for the US presidential election, Donald Trump is at the receiving end of great criticism after appearing to hint at the assassination of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for a second time.
Mr Trump suggested Mrs Clinton’s security detail should give up their guns and “see what happens to her”. the BBC reports
He told supporters his rival wanted to “destroy your second amendment” – referring to the right to own guns.
Speaking at a rally in Miami on Friday, the Republican candidate said, apparently sarcastically: “I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons. They should disarm, right?
“Take their guns away, she doesn’t want guns. Take their guns and let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away. OK, it would be very dangerous.”
On her part, Mrs Clinton’s team accused Mr Trump of “inciting people to violence”.
Robby Mook, a spokesman for Mrs Clinton, said: “Whether this is done to provoke protesters at a rally or casually or even as a joke, it is an unacceptable quality in anyone seeking the job of Commander in Chief.
“This kind of talk should be out of bounds for a presidential candidate.”
Mrs Clinton has called for tighter gun control laws but has also stressed her support for the second amendment, telling the Democratic Party Convention in July “I’m not here to take away your guns”.
Donald Trump has faced a lot of criticism in the buikd up to the presidential polls