Trump Says Clinton's Bodyguards Should Disarm: 'Let's See What Happens'

Trump campaigned in Miami on Friday night.

ByJOHN SANTUCCI and TOM LIDDY
September 16, 2016, 10:18 PM

— -- Donald Trump took aim at Hillary Clinton during a rally in Miami tonight -- suggesting that her bodyguards "should disarm" and asking "let's see what happens to her."

Trump has long attacked what he says is Clinton's position on guns and gun control and told supporters in the past that she wants to abolish the Second Amendment.

"I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons," Trump told supporters tonight. "They should disarm right. Right. I think they should disarm immediately. What do you think yes? Yes.

"Take their guns away she doesn't want guns. Take their -- let's see what happens to her. Take their guns away, OK. It will be very dangerous."

The comments were similar to another series of eyebrow-raising remarks when Trump said in August that there was nothing that about Clinton's potential Supreme Court picks except "maybe" the "Second Amendment people."

Clinton's campaign called the August remarks "dangerous" and Trump tried to downplay the interpretation, tweeting: "media desperate to distract from Clinton's anti-2A stance."

Tonight, Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook blasted the remarks.

"Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President, has a pattern of inciting people to violence," he said. "Whether this is done to provoke protesters at a rally or casually or even as a joke, it is an unacceptable quality in anyone seeking the job of Commander in Chief."

Earlier, Trump walked out to the theme song from "Les Miserables" and in front of a full-screen graphic behind him that read "Les Deplorables."

"Welcome to all of you deplorables,” Trump told the crowd, referencing Hillary Clinton's claim, which she later walked back, that half of Trump's supporters belonged in a "basket of deplorables."

Earlier in the day, during an event at his newly-opened hotel in Washington, DC, Trump acknowledged that President Obama was, in fact, born in the United States.

"President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period," Trump said.

The GOP nominee's statement came after years of serving as a leading proponent of the discredited "birther" movement, which has promoted the belief that Obama is not a native-born U.S. citizen.

ABC's Veronica Stracqualursi contributed reporting.

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