Shocked Media Figures Condemn Trump’s “Second Amendment People” Remark

Media Also Criticize Trump Campaign’s “Nonsensical” Explanation For Remark

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said at a rally that if Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton “gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people maybe there is, I don’t know.”

Roger Stone, a longtime Trump adviser and ally, previously called for Clinton to be “brought to justice - arrested, tried, and executed for murder.” Another Trump adviser, Al Baldasaro, has said that Clinton should be “shot for treason”; the Secret Service subsequently investigated him.  

Numerous media figures reacted with shock, condemning Trump's remarks and questioning whether the Secret Service would investigate him. Media figures also took issue with the Trump campaign’s “spin” that Trump was just talking about Second Amendment people “voting.”

Here is a sample of the media reaction from across the political spectrum:

UPDATE: This post has been updated with additional reactions.