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Warren: Trump a ‘pathetic coward’ who can’t handle ‘losing to a girl’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took to Twitter on Tuesday to slam Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for appearing to joke about the possibility of gun owners taking action against Hillary Clinton.

“.@realDonaldTrump makes death threats because he’s a pathetic coward who can’t handle the fact that he’s losing to a girl,” Warren tweeted.

“Your reckless comments sound like a two-bit dictator, @realDonaldTrump. Not a man who wants to lead the greatest democracy on the planet.”

During a rally Tuesday in North Carolina, Trump was talking about his Democratic rival appointing liberal justices to the Supreme Court if she wins the White House.

{mosads}“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment,” Trump said to boos from the crowd.

“By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” he added.

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

His comments were met with immediate backlash. The Clinton campaign said Trump’s comments were “dangerous,” adding that a person running for president “should not suggest violence in any way.”
 
In response, Trump’s campaign downplayed the controversy in a statement attacking the media as “dishonest.”
 
“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 the statement. 
 
Warren has become a frequent attack dog against the GOP nominee. On Monday, she criticized his economic platform in a series of tweets, saying it “was written by rich corporate insider advisors to make the economy even greater for rich corporate insiders.”
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