Trump campaign says comments were "not at all meant to be a threat"

He suggested second amendment people could do something about Hillary Clinton

Trump campaign says comments were "not at all meant to be a threat"

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Donald Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manfort, has defended controversial remarks made by the US presidential candidate.  

Speaking on CNN earlier today, he said: ""Most people did not interpret it that way, it was not at all meant to be a threat."

Earlier this week, Trump made some ambiguous comments in relation to his Democratic presidential rival. He said: "Hillary wants to abolish - essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know."

The comments have been widely interpreted as a threat against Mrs. Clinton and have landed Trump in trouble, even within his own party. 

However Manfort explained: "His point about the Second Amendment was that people who care about the Second Amendment should be concerned about Hillary Clinton's candidacy, and those who are concerned can take up the cause."

Trump also recently accused President Obama of founding Isis, but took to Twitter to say that his words were being misinterpreted by the media, and portrayed in an unfair way.