Dem senator: Trump made ‘assassination threat’
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Murphy was addressing a remark Trump made earlier Tuesday about what kind of Supreme Court justices Clinton would appoint as president.

“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment,” he said. "By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks.

“Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know," Trump added.

Other Democrats joined Murphy in condemning Trump’s remarks.

“This is simple – what Trump is saying is dangerous,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said in a statement. “A person seeking to be President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way.”

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) called on the Secret Service to probe Trump over the statement.

Trump’s campaign downplayed the comment in a response slamming the “dishonest media.”

“It’s called the power of unification – 2nd Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power,” Jason Miller, a top Trump aide, said in a statement.

“And this year, they will be voting in record numbers, and it won’t be for Hillary Clinton, it will be for Donald Trump.”

Trump has repeatedly focused on the importance of Supreme Court vacancies as a selling point to his campaign.  

The flap comes one day after Trump’s carefully plotted speech on the economy the day before in Detroit.   

- Updated at 5:04 p.m.