Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump's nastiest break-ups: A look at the president's most fiery feuds Five takeaways from Barr's new powers in 'spying' probe Amash: Some of Trump's actions 'were inherently corrupt' MORE said Tuesday while he doesn't believe Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address MORE meant to suggest Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Hillary Clinton slams Trump for spreading 'sexist trash' about Pelosi Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign MORE could be shot, he agrees it isn't a joking matter. "I don't believe this is a serious statement of any kind that should impact this election," he told CNN on Tuesday evening. 

"I think he should continue to talk about what I think he clearly meant, which was that the Second Amendment is under grave threat from Hillary Clinton's [appointments] to the Supreme Court," Sessions added. "There's no doubt about that." 

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Sessions said that "you absolutely shouldn't joke about" harming another political candidate.
 
"You should not in any way suggest that violence could be used in this political system. That's contrary to everything we believe in," he told CNN. 
 
His comments came after Trump appeared to joke about the possibility that Clinton could be shot in remarks at a campaign rally Tuesday in Wilmington, N.C.
 
Trump quickly earned backlash from the Clinton campaign and top Democrats after he said that "Second Amendment people" could stop Clinton.
 
Asked if Trump's remarks were "awkwardly phrased," Sessions added that they might have been, "but he talks aggressively to the people and I think that's healthy instead of hiding like Hilary Clinton does." 
 
Sessions is one of Trump's staunchest allies in the Senate, and was speculated as a potential vice presidential pick earlier this year.