Trump just suggested that Hillary or her Supreme Court picks be assassinated

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump joked today that the “2nd amendment” people might be able to deal with Hillary Clinton’s Supreme Courts picks.

Everyone that I’ve heard from interpreted this as clearly being a threat to assassinate either Hillary or her Supreme Court nominees.

I’d say unbelievable, but at this point, I’m speechless.

Here is Trump today in North Carolina:

“And by the way, 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 though.”

Trump’s surrogate on CNN just told CNN that he obviously meant the 2nd Amendment lobby could take Hillary down politically. Of course, Trump was talking about once Hillary is already president, so he wasn’t talking about the NRA getting involved and helping elect Trump, as Trump is now claiming.

He just joked about assassinating the Democratic presidential candidate and/or federal judges, and CNN’s anchor just let it pass, and moved on to another topic?

As Josh Marshall just reminded us on Twitter, one of Trump’s advisers has already suggested that Hillary be shot for treason.

We’ve had a long history of presidential assassinations in this country. And we’ve also had a lot of violence against judges over the past decade. This was just incredibly irresponsible, even for Trump.

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