Trump says Clinton's guards 'should disarm'

6:19 p.m Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 Nation & World
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a event with The Remembrance Project, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

"I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons. They should disarm," Donald Trump told a crowd in Miami, referring to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's security detail.

The Republican presidential nominee capped off a day of controversies Friday with another one.

"Take their guns away," he told the crowd. "She doesn't want guns. Let's see what happens to her. Take their guns away. It would be very dangerous."

Did Trump just allude to violence against Clinton?

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Apparently, the Clinton campaign thinks so. It jumped on the statement, saying it made Trump unfit to be president, rather than explaining Clinton's policies don't aim to take away Second Amendment rights.

Perhaps the responses from the Clinton campaign and the media aren't all that surprising given their reactions to Trump's comments last month.

"If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don't know," he said at a rally in August.

Again, the Clinton campaign called Trump's statement dangerous. Trump said he meant Second Amendment advocates should use their political power — not violence.

As of early Saturday, he and his campaign had not commented on the response to his latest statement.

But it is worth noting Trump later tweeted a similar statement — even after acknowledging the shootings of police officers in Texas and Pennsylvania.