Clinton slams Trump as a ‘casual incitement to violence’

Hillary Clinton on yesterday slammed Donald Trump’s comment about “Second Amendment people” as a “casual incitement to violence.”

“Words matter, my friends,” Clinton said at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa. “If you are running to be president or you are president of the United States, words can have tremendous consequences.”

The day before, Trump said at one of his own rallies that “Second Amendment people” could do something to prevent Clinton from appointing pro-gun-control Supreme Court justices as president. The comment was panned as a nod toward violence, though the Trump campaign insisted it was about “the power of unification” that activists on the issue could wield.

“Yesterday we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from Donald Trump that crossed the line,” Clinton said Wednesday, grouping Trump’s remark with other provocative things he has said. “His casual cruelty to a Gold Star family, his casual suggestion that more countries should have nuclear weapons and now his casual inciting of violence.”

Clinton further said the comment shows Trump lacks the temperament to be president.
At the Des Moines rally, the former secretary of state also addressed her campaign’s announcement of several dozen Republican officials endorsing her, saying she was “humbled and moved” that they supported her.

“I will work hard the next three months to earn the support of anyone willing to put our country first,” she said.