Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said that her Republican rival, Donald Trump incited violence when he said gun rights supporters could stop her from winning..
“Words matter, my friends. And if you are running to be president or you are president of the US, words can have tremendous consequences,” the former US secretary of state said on Wednesday while addressing a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa.
“Yesterday (Tuesday), we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from Donald Trump that crossed the line. … Every single one of these incidences shows us that Donald Trump simply does not have the temperament to be president and commander in chief of the US,” she said.
Clinton insisted that this election cycle is not “normal”, adding that she had taken note of the fact that Republican figures and voters were joining her campaign upon deciding that Trump does not represent their values.
The New York billionaire once again found himself in the centre of controversy after telling a North Carolina political rally on Tuesday that gun rights defenders can “do something” to prevent Clinton from winning the November 8 election, a remark that has been interpreted by broad groups as a call to use violence.
Trump had said that Clinton, if elected, would “abolish” the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which establishes the right to “keep and bear arms”.