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"What he said very clearly was that if Hillary Clinton were elected president, she would get to appoint judges to the Supreme Court, and among the other things that they would do to destroy us, would be to do away with the Second Amendment and your right to bear arms," Giuliani said as he introduced Trump at a rally Tuesday evening.

"Now, is there anybody here that doubts that?" he asked.

"And then he said, 'And you have the power to do something about it.' And what he meant by that was you have the power to vote against her. You have the power to campaign against her. You have the power to speak against her. You know why, because you're Americans."

During a rally Tuesday in North Carolina, Trump was talking about the possibility that Clinton would be able to appoint liberal justices to the Supreme Court if she were to win the White House.

“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.

“Though the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know.”

He faced immediate backlash.

But Giuliani put blame on the press and the Clinton campaign for creating the controversy surrounding Trump's comments. He said it is as if the only people with rights in the country are the press, before slamming the Clinton campaign for its response to Trump's remarks.

"The Clinton people ... they spin out, that what he meant by that was, that it was a joke and that what he meant by that was that they would kill her," he said.

"To buy that, you have to be corrupt because if you said that to me, I would say to you: 'Are you out of your mind?'" 

Giuliani said most of the press "is in the tank for Hillary Clinton."

"They will buy any lie, any distortion, any spin that the Clinton's put out and they've been doing it since [Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonObama calls on governments to 'do their part' in increasing global vaccine supply China's emissions now eclipse the developed world — preventing climate protection Trump endorses Glenn Youngkin in Virginia governors race MORE] was governor of Arkansas," Giuliani said.

The former New York City mayor continued to slam the press, saying the media is doing everything it can to destroy Trump because he stands in the way of Clinton.

His comments criticizing the Democratic nominee drew chants of "lock her up" from the crowd.

"How about we just beat her and we get rid of her," Giuliani said, before making sure to clarify his comments for the media.

"And please, ladies and gentlemen of the press, when I said get rid of her, what I meant was, defeat her in the election."