- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 11, 2016

Patti Davis, daughter of late President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, penned a scathing message to Donald Trump criticizing his “glib” and “horrifying” comment about Second Amendment supporters taking action against Hillary Clinton.

“I am the daughter of a man who was shot by someone who got his inspiration from a movie, someone who believed if he killed the President the actress from that movie would notice him,” Ms. Davis wrote in a Facebook post that’s been shared more than 10,000 times since Wednesday night.

“Your glib and horrifying comment about ‘Second Amendment people’ was heard around the world,” she continued. “It was heard by sane and decent people who shudder at your fondness for verbal violence. It was heard by your supporters, many of whom gleefully and angrily yell, ‘Lock her up!’ at your rallies. It was heard by the person sitting alone in a room, locked in his own dark fantasies, who sees unbridled violence as a way to make his mark in the world, and is just looking for ideas. Yes, Mr. Trump, words matter. But then you know that, which makes this all even more horrifying.”

Mr. Trump has been accused of casually threatening violence against Mrs. Clinton after impromptu comments he made Tuesday during a campaign stop in North Carolina.

“Hillary wants to abolish — essentially abolish the Second Amendment,” Mr. Trump said. “By the way, if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”

Mr. Trump later slammed the “dishonest media” for spinning his words and insisted he was referring to the power that Second Amendment supporters hold.

A U.S. Secret Service official told CNN that the agency had spoken to Mr. Trump’s campaign more than once regarding the comments.

Mr. Trump slammed CNN in a tweet, saying, “No such meeting or conversation ever happened.”

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