Hollywood Slams Donald Trump Over Clinton, Second Amendment Remarks
"Ok wait. Did Trump just suggest someone SHOOT @HillaryClinton to stop her from appointing judges???"
Donald Trump on Tuesday made it clear to his supporters that their Second Amendment rights were in danger if Hillary Clinton beats him in the fall — and then he insinuated something else.
"Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment," the GOP presidential nominee said while stumping in North Carolina. "By the way, and if she gets to pick — if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although, the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don't know."
Many took the statement as a threat of violence against Clinton, and the Democratic presidential nominee quickly fired back with a statement.
"This is simple — what Trump is saying is dangerous," reads the Clinton statement. "A person seeking to be the President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way."
Rob Reiner told The Hollywood Reporter that Trump crossed a dangerous line, saying, "We're talking about somebody's life here. And it's not as though there haven't been political assassinations in our country, there have been. So you have to say that this is the kind of thing that disqualifies him."
He added, "He has got some very violent people who follow him. He's got all these neo-Nazi groups and white supremacist groups and they're capable of doing all kinds of things."
See the quick responses from Hollywood on social media below.
#Trump has just nailed his own coffin. He has just convinced his own party that he is a complete lunatic.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) August 9, 2016
I don't for a minute believe he didn't know exactly what he was insinuating. https://t.co/uQoPzIISYG— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 9, 2016
If we had to drink every time Trump reached a new low, we'd all be wasted "AF" as the young folks say.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 9, 2016
If the Secret Service wants to interview latest person to joke about assassinating a President, luckily he’s close by— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) August 9, 2016
Did Donald Trump...just call for someone to shoot Hillary Clinton? https://t.co/ZTq2d2jllV— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) August 9, 2016
It's brave to abandon a ship because the captain is a racist moron. Abandoning the ship because the racist moron crashed is just good sense.— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) August 9, 2016
There's an hour glass on disavowing Trump, and when the sand runs out, that's it, you were part of this. How much sand is left?— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) August 9, 2016
Trump Weekly To-Do List— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) August 9, 2016
Mon: Economic speech.
Tues: Call for assassination of your opponent.
Wed: Tennis with Don Jr.
Ok, enough. This psychopath @RealDonaldTrump just dog-whistled to his supporters to shoot the opposing candidate.— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) August 9, 2016
"Loose lips sink ships". @realDonaldTrump's Second Amendment suggestion is a threat to national security.— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) August 9, 2016
i’m more worried that trump will send those third amendment people to kick all the handsome soldiers out of my bedroom. #confusing— daniel tosh (@danieltosh) August 9, 2016
What would've happened 2 u if u had said this about W.: "We'll let the gun owners take care of him." Are u effin' kidding? Nice knowin' u!— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) August 9, 2016