Hillary Clinton has accused Donald Trump of inciting violence when he said gun rights supporters could stop her from winning.
Speaking at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, the Democratic presidential nominee said “words can have tremendous consequences.”
Donald Trump sparked a backlash after suggesting “Second Amendment people,” or gun owners, could take action against her.
She criticized Donald Trump for his recent row with the family of a fallen American Muslim soldier, which the military refers to as a Gold Star family.
Hillary Clinton said: “Yesterday we witnessed the latest in the long line of casual comments from Donald Trump that cross the line. His casual cruelty to a Gold Star family, his casual suggestion that more countries should have nuclear weapons. And now his casual inciting of violence.
“Every single one of these incidents shows that Donald Trump simply does not have the temperament to be president and commander in chief of the United States.”
Donald Trump was speaking at a rally in North Carolina on August 9 when he said Hillary Clinton would put liberal justices on the Supreme Court if she wins the presidency.
The billionaire suggested Hillary Clinton’s liberal nominations would threaten gun ownership rights when he said: “Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks.
“But the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”
Social media users swiftly responded, condemning Donald Trump for appearing to incite violence.
Donald Trump dismissed the claims, tweeting that he was trying to unify gun rights supporters to turn out to vote to defeat Hillary Clinton.