Patti Davis, daughter of late former President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan speaks during the funeral service for the former First Lady at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library March 11, 2016.
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August 11, 2016 9:16 AM EDT

Patti Davis, the daughter of President (and conservative icon) Ronald Reagan, denounced Donald Trump’s “fondness for verbal violence” in response to his comments about “Second Amendment people” and Hillary Clinton.

In her Facebook rebuke, Davis recounted how her father had survived John Hinckley, Jr.’s assassination attempt, which Hinckley had said was inspired by a movie. She then told Trump his “glib and horrifying comment” was heard by many — including those who could be incited to violence if given the idea.

“Yes, Mr. Trump, words matter,” Davis said. “But then you know that, which makes this all even more horrifying.”

Read the rest of Davis’ post below.

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