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Warren: Trump Suggesting Violence Against Clinton

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said on Monday that Donald Trump is suggesting violence against Hillary Clinton with his recent comments about disarming her bodyguards.

The Hill reports:

In a Monday night interview on MSNBC, host Chris Hayes asked the Massachusetts Democrat if Trump was “intimating violence” when he said at his Friday rally that Clinton’s Secret Service detail’s guns should be taken away “to see what happens to her.”

“What else do you think he means by, ‘Let the Secret Service lay down their arms?’” Warren asked. “For me, that’s not even a wink wink, nod nod. What kind of a human being are we talking about?”

That wasn’t the first time Trump has suggested her Secret Service detail “drop all weapons”; he made an almost identical remark at a rally in late August. He’s made these comments to blast Clinton’s gun control policies and has claimed she wants to “destroy” Second Amendment rights, which she has repeatedly denied.

Warren has been an outspoken critic of the real estate mogul and argued that those comments make him “truly unqualified” to serve in the White House.

“Campaigns are a time of heated rhetoric, people can get excited, say things they don’t mean,” she continued. “Donald Trump has done this twice.”

“It seems to be pretty clear what your motivation is here,” Warren said. “I think it’s one more example why Donald Trump shouldn’t be president, is truly unqualified to be president.”

Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, came to his defense on Sunday, pushing back against the idea the real estate mogul was encouraging violence against Clinton.

“His comment was that if she didn’t have all that security, she’d change her attitude about the right to keep and bear arms,” the Indiana governor said during a Sunday interview on ABC. “And I’ll bet that’s probably true.”

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