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Trump: Clinton Could Shoot Someone and Not Get Prosecuted

Trump made a similar remark about himself during the primaries



    Donald Trump veered off his prepared remarks Friday evening, making a controversial claim of how Hillary Clinton - in his mind - can get away with anything. Trump asserted to a packed arena in Pensacola, Florida, that Clinton could "shoot somebody with 20,000 people watching right smack in the middle of the heart" and not be prosecuted. (Published Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016)

    Speaking at a packed rally in Pensacola, Florida, Friday evening, Donald Trump said his rival Hillary Clinton could "shoot somebody" and not be prosecuted. 

    "She could walk into this arena right now and shoot somebody with 20,000 people watching," Trump said, miming a gun with his fingers. "Right smack in the middle of the heart, and she wouldn't be prosecuted, okay? That's what happened. That is what's happened to our country."

    Trump made a similar remark about himself during the primaries, when he told his supporters he could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue in New York and shoot somebody and it wouldn't cost him any votes.

    Trump also had another violence-related comment ready for the pro-Trump crowd: "With Iran, when they circle our beautiful destroyers with their little boats and they make gestures at our people, that they shouldn't be allowed to make, they will be shot out of the water."

    Trump Will Honor Election Results 'If I Win'

    [NATL] Trump Will Honor Presidential Election Results 'If I Win'
    Speaking at a rally in Ohio on Oct. 20, 2016, Donald Trump said that he would accept the presidential election results if they were in his favor. "I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all the people of the United Staes that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election -- if I win,” Donald Trump said, emphasizing the last three words by pointing into the crowd. The rally was held the day following the final debate, during which the issue of whether he would accept the election results came up. At the debate, he said he would have to wait and see what the results were. (Published Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016)

    The crowd cheered.