Clinton Responds to Trump's 2nd Amendment Comments: 'Words Matter'

PHOTO: Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Aug. 10, 2016, in Abingdon, Virginia. Hillary Clinton speaks during a rally at Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 10, 2016.PlayAP Photo/Reuters
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Hillary Clinton responded to Donald Trump's controversial remarks about "Second Amendment people" protecting gun rights, which some saw as a veiled assassination threat against the former secretary of state.

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"Words matter, my friends, and if you are running to be president or you are president of the United States, words can have tremendous consequences," Clinton said at an event in Iowa this afternoon.

"Yesterday we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from Donald Trump that crossed the line," she said.

Clinton was referring to comments Trump made on Tuesday about the prospect of her picking Supreme Court justices.

"Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment," he said to a crowd of supporters in the Trask Coliseum at North Carolina University in Wilmington. "If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks.

"Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don't know."

Trump made an indirect reference to the comments at an event in Virginia today, appearing to blame the media for spinning his comments into a threat against Clinton.

"They can take a little story that isn't a story and make it into a big deal. Happens so much. It happens so much," he said. "And speaking of that, remember this: We have so many things that we have to protect in this country. We have to protect our Second Amendment, which is under siege."