Krauthammer: Trump's 2nd Amendment Remark Another 'Self-Inflicted Wound'
Donald Trump is under fire again today, this time for a comment which some have interpreted as calling for violence against Hillary Clinton.
At a rally in North Carolina today, Trump said: "If [Hillary Clinton] gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks. Although, the Second Amendment people, maybe there is."
— POLITICO (@politico) August 9, 2016
That led to a flurry of tweets from people questioning whether Trump had just called for people to harm Clinton.
The Clinton campaign responded in a statement: "This is simple -- what Trump is saying is dangerous. A person seeking to be the President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way."
.@realDonaldTrump makes death threats because he's a pathetic coward who can’t handle the fact that he’s losing to a girl.
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) August 9, 2016
The Trump camp clarified, explaining that Trump was talking about Second Amendment supporters uniting to vote for him in order to stop Clinton's anti-gun agenda.
The Trump campaign's spin on Trump's Second Amendment comments: pic.twitter.com/dzLGTTX87h
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) August 9, 2016
Charles Krauthammer and the Special Report panel weighed in moments ago.
Krauthammer said he did not interpret the remark to mean that Trump was calling for violence against Clinton. He said that seems "too nuts even for Trump."
He went on to explain that the bigger issue is that Trump continues to make irresponsible statements more than a year into his campaign.
"You don't say stuff like that, that can be seen otherwise. It's not the press. It's not the Democrats. This is a self-inflicted wound," said Krauthammer.
Watch the full segment above.