UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. EDT — Business mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally Wednesday in Atlanta reiterated his dedication to protecting U.S. citizens’ right to bear arms. His comments came the same day that Democratic legislators introduced several gun control measures following a terror attack on Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning that left 49 people dead.
“I’m gonna save your second amendment,” he said to the cheering crowd.
Trump insisted that terror attacks in Paris in November could have been stopped if more bystanders had been able to carry guns. “The thugs walked into different places – boom, boom boom…There was nobody that could do anything,” he said.
UPDATE: 1:09 p.m. EDT — Donald Trump slammed Hillary Clinton in a rally in Atlanta Wednesday, while congratulating himself on past primary wins.
“Isn’t it great, when you can win with a much smaller group of people? Isn’t that what we want?” the real estate mogul asked before adding: “We’re gonna win it big in November.”
Trump warned of future terror attacks in the wake of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend. “People are tired. They want to have strength,” he said, adding, “I hate to say it again, but it’s gonna happen again, and again and again.”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is set Wednesday to address supporters at a rally in Atlanta. The speech will likely take shots at Democratic rival Hillary Clinton while making reference to last weekend’s deadly terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, and the criticism the real estate mogul has faced from President Barack Obama and others about his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S.
Trump renewed that call in a speech that came on the heels of Sunday’s attack, which left 49 dead and 53 wounded. The assailant was a U.S.-born citizen who had pledged allegiance to the extremist organization known as the Islamic State group.
The candidate's speech is scheduled for 12 noon. To watch a live stream of the rally, click here or watch the video below.
Trump may be the likely Republican nominee for president, but that doesn't mean he is well liked by the U.S. populace. Around 7 in 10 people in a new ABC/Washington Post poll held an unfavorable view of the real estate mogul-turned-politician.
Approximately 70 percent of people hold an unfavorable view of Trump, up 10 points from last month. The score was just 1 percentage point away from his highest recorded unfavorability, which was 71 percent in May. Likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton also saw record high unfavorability in this latest poll, reaching a rating of 55 percent unfavorability.
The poll followed on the heels of comments made by Trump concerning the judge who was examining a case against the real estate mogul's for-profit education company, Trump University.
U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel had “an absolute conflict” in judging the case, according to Trump, as Curiel is “of Mexican heritage.” Trump first made a name for himself at the start of his campaign by vowing to build a wall on the Mexican border.
The poll was conducted among 1,000 randomly selected adults June 8-12. It had a margin of error of 3.5 percent.