Ronald Reagan's daughter went off on Donald Trump for appearing to suggest violence by "Second Amendment people" against Hillary Clinton. 

Patti Davis, whose father was wounded in 1981 by would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr., took to Facebook to excoriate Trump for the comment, which was made at a rally Tuesday in North Carolina. 

Davis stressed that mentally unstable individuals could hear a comment like that and act on it. She noted that Hinckley famously carried out the shooting, which left White House Press Secretary James Brady paralyzed, in order to impress actress Jodie Foster. 

Davis called Trump's remark "glib and horrifying." She wrote: 

It was heard by sane and decent people who shudder at your fondness for verbal violence. It was heard by your supporters, many of whom gleefully and angrily yell, "Lock her up!" at your rallies. It was heard by the person sitting alone in a room, locked in his own dark fantasies, who sees unbridled violence as a way to make his mark in the world, and is just looking for ideas. Yes, Mr. Trump, words matter. But then you know that, which makes this all even more horrifying.


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Trump later explained that he was referring to Second Amendment supporters voting for him in order to stop Hillary Clinton from appointing liberal Supreme Court justices.

He scoffed at the notion that he was calling for violence against Clinton, blaming the "dishonest" media in an interview with Sean Hannity. 


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