The New York Times says “Trump suggests gun owners act against Clinton” and reports “alarm” at his remarks. Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said then that neither Trump nor his campaign agree with Baldasaro’s comments. She wants to leave you unprotected in your home.
Some 19% think the NY real estate magnate should drop out, 70 percent think he should stay in and 10 percent say they “don’t know”, according to the August 5-8 poll of 396 registered Republicans.
Giuliani, an avid Trump supporter, gave an impassioned speech on behalf of the controversial Republican nominee at the party’s convention in Cleveland last month.
The former mayor defended Trump some more in the ABC interview. It included a Zika meeting, attending a fundraiser and receiving a threat from Donald Trump.
“I’m telling you that this slip of the tongue, this joke, this is a joke like a mother joke, this is a lead balloon joke”, Rivera continued.
“What he said very clearly was that if Hillary Clinton were elected president, she would get to appoint judges to the Supreme Court, and among the other things that they would do to destroy us, would be to do away with the Second Amendment and your right to bear arms”, Giuliani said while introducing Trump at a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina.
He added, “By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks”.
In May, Politifact found no evidence that Clinton ever advocated repealing or abolishing the Second Amendment.
Mr. Trump’s campaign said he was talking about them flexing their political power, but Republicans cringed and Democrats said it sounded like he was bordering on inciting violence.
Ryan reiterated his past statements that Donald Trump would be better for picking Supreme Court justices than Hillary Clinton.
Many others blasted Trump’s comments on social media.
Mrs Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook, swiftly responded to Mr Trump’s remarks, stating: “This is simple – what Trump is saying is risky”.
“A person seeking to be the president of the United States should not suggest violence in any way”, Mook added.
The Clinton campaign has since disavowed Mateen’s support and says he was not an invited guest.
Some leading Republicans have said they can not vote for him in November’s presidential election because of his controversial comments and his hardline stance on immigration.