On Tuesday, Donald Trump told his supporters that if Hillary Clinton became president and appointed judges to the Supreme Court, there would be nothing they could do.
“If she gets to pick her judges – nothing you can do, folks,” said Trump. Then he added, “although, the Second Amendment, people. Maybe there is. I don’t know.”
That evening, Bernice A. King, CEO of the King Center and the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, spoke out against Trump on Twitter regarding his remarks.
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“As the daughter of a leader who was assassinated, I find #Trump’s comments distasteful, disturbing, dangerous. His words don’t #LiveUp. #MLK,” she tweeted.
The Clinton campaign also responded, stating, “A person seeking to be the president of the United States should not suggest violence in any way,” reports HuffPost.
Assassination is not a joking matter.