Ronald Reagan's daughter has a stern warning for Donald Trump and his 'Second Amendment people'


Donald Trump has previously declared Ronald Reagan the president he most admires, saying the 40th president was smarter than his critics gave him credit for and that he “loved his style.”

A member of Reagan’s family has now weighed in on Trump’s candidacy.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday night, Patti Davis, Reagan’s daughter, warned Trump about the consequences of his recent comment that “the Second Amendment people” could “do [something]” about Clinton’s ability to nominate the next Supreme Court Justices if she is elected president. Her post read:

To Donald Trump: I am the daughter of a man who was shot by someone who got his inspiration from a movie, someone who believed if he killed the President the actress from that movie would notice him. Your glib and horrifying comment about “Second Amendment people” was heard around the world. It was heard by sane and decent people who shudder at your fondness for verbal violence. It was heard by your supporters, many of whom gleefully and angrily yell, “Lock her up!” at your rallies. It was heard by the person sitting alone in a room, locked in his own dark fantasies, who sees unbridled violence as a way to make his mark in the world, and is just looking for ideas. Yes, Mr. Trump, words matter. But then you know that, which makes this all even more horrifying.

Davis, a longtime progressive advocate, has a history of taking aim at politicians in both parties. In 2010, she wrote an op-ed for Time criticizing Obama’s failure to adhere to liberal principles.

Will her latest message get through to Trump? Probably not. But it’s a sign of how far over the line this campaign has gone.

Rob covers business, economics and the environment for Fusion. He previously worked at Business Insider. He grew up in Chicago.

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