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Trump accused of threatening violence against Clinton with gun-rights remarks

Trump accused of threatening violence against Clinton with gun-rights remarks

Donald Trump roiled his tumultuous campaign once again Tuesday by suggesting supporters of gun rights could take action to stop Hillary Clinton from appointing judges as president, a remark that critics said hinted at the possibility of violence.

Trump often makes comments that can be interpreted with both benign and malignant connotations. Ambiguous statements that can be read as incitements or appeals to prejudice have been a core part of his rhetoric.

His remarks Tuesday at a campaign event in Wilmington, N.C., appeared an extreme example, although his campaign rushed out a statement blaming the media for suggesting he had urged attacks on his Democratic rival...

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