Donald Trump's comments Tuesday suggesting that "2nd Amendment people" could stop Hillary Clinton from making judicial nominations sparked outrage from opponents — but the campaign defended the remarks by arguing that Trump was referring to the group's considerable political power.
"Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment," Trump said during a rally in North Carolina on Tuesday, NBC News reported.
"By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know."
The Clinton campaign and other Trump opponents rejected the Trump campaign's explanation — that he was referring to the power gun rights advocates have at the voting booth — and blamed the GOP nominee for implying violence is a possible means of preventing Clinton from appointing judges if she is elected president.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren was one of many who took to social media to react: