By TIME Staff
August 9, 2016

Donald Trump created a major controversy at a rally in Wilmington, N.C. on Tuesday when he suggested that gun rights activists take matters into their own hands when it comes to the possibility of Hillary Clinton getting to appoint judges if she is elected president. “If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Trump said. “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don’t know.”

The comment immediately drew criticism from those who saw it as instigating violence against the Democratic nominee or against future judicial appointees. Clinton immediately condemned the speech, and Trump’s campaign put out a statement saying the candidate was referring to the “power of unification” of voters turning out in support of Trump.

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