Donald Trump's Clinton 'assassination threat' is just "attention seeking", says Democrat spokesperson

Donald Trump 'wants more attention', says former vice chair of Democrats Abroad

Donald Trump: in hot water. Again

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Donald Trump is just "attention seeking" by appearing to suggest that his supporters could use firearms to halt the progress of his US presidential rival Hillary Clinton. 

Speaking at a rally in North Carolina yesterday, Trump said that if she is elected in November, Clinton would appointed liberal judges to the Supreme Court, threatening gun ownership rights enshrined in the second amendment to the country's constitution. 

“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” he said. "Although the second amendment people – maybe there is, I don’t know.”  

His comments have caused a storm of protest in the US, where many interpeted them as suggesting violence against the Democratic candidate. Trump insists his comments were aimed merely at mobilising gun enthusiasts.

Karin Robinson, former vice-chair of pressure group Democrats Abroad, told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "I interpreted it as a joke about the assassination of his rival, and deeply offensive.

"But I interpret almost everything Donald Trump says as offensive.

"This is just upping the ante, perhaps because he's seen he's not doing well in the polls and he wants more attention.

"All those things he did in the Republican primary that helped him win are hurting him with the American general electorate.

"He's basically destroying the Republican party." 

Listen to the full interview to find out more