As Donald Trump's strategists try to soften his image, he has taken his assault against Hillary Clinton to a new level with a bizarre suggestion that would make her more vulnerable to violence from opponents, specifically fervent supporters of the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Trump's lies are bad enough, such as his recent blatantly false charge that Clinton was the source and origin of his own "birther" conspiracy theory about Barack Obama. But Trump has outdone himself by suggesting that Clinton's Secret Service bodyguards should disarm themselves, which could leave her more vulnerable to assassination attempts.
At a rally in Miami more than a week ago, Trump said this: "I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons. I think that they should disarm, immediately. Let's see what happens to her. Take the guns away, OK. It'll be very dangerous."
Many in the crowd applauded and cheered, according to a New York Times report. Trump made the comment in the context of saying Clinton was out to "destroy your Second Amendment," a charge she has denied.