Trump’s comments: defense of 2nd amendment or threat?

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Donald Trump is once again catching heat for comments made while out on the campaign trail. This time, they were made during a stop in North Carolina in Wilmington.

Trump was speaking to the impassioned crowd about the implications of the election, especially when it comes to supreme court judge nominations.

“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks. Although the 2nd amendment people there is, I don’t know,” he said.

The comment was met with mixed reactions. Even some behind Trump in the crowd were surprised.

Democrats took it as a direct threat.

“I think that he did mean that if the election didn’t go his way that people should take up arms against the president, which is a threat,” said Uriah Ward.

Republicans had a different view.

“To make sure that we do not lose our 2nd amendment and that we will make sure, and fight that we keep it,” said Ginny Cooper, the chair of the Pitt County Republican Party.

Republicans said because Trump isn’t a politician, he is treated with a double standard.

A recent Public Policy Poll shows Hillary Clinton with a slight lead in North Carolina, her first since March.

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