>> A new Reuters Ipsos poll out Wednesday showing nearly one in five registered Republicans want Donald Trump to drop out of the race. The poll conducted before Trump's latest fire storm suggesting Tuesday that gun activists could stop Hillary Clinton from nominating a Supreme Court Justice.>> If she gets to pick her judges.
Nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know.>> Trump's comment appearing to cross a line even for him. Interpreted by some as going so far as to suggest violence against Clinton to prevent her from getting the chance to fill the court's vacant seat.
House Speaker Paul Ryan also weighing in late Tuesday.>> It sounds like just a joke going bad I hope he clears it up very quickly. He should never joke something like that.>> Trumps camp saying he was merely talking about the power of gun rights advocates to change policy.
The Republican candidate telling Fox News host Sean Hannity Tuesday, that if anything the controversy is quote, a good thing, because it makes more people aware of his pro-gun stance. But the backlash was powerful and swift. Clinton's campaign condemning his suggestion of violence. Elizabeth Warren blasting Trump's quote death threats.
The daughter of Martin Luther King calling the comment disturbing and dangerous. And former CIA director Michael Hayden telling CNN that similar comments could land someone in a police wagon, being questioned by the Secret Service. The Secret Service itself, which provides security for both Clinton and Trump, saying it is, quote, aware of the comment.
The controversy coming as Trump was trying to right the ship after being condemned by several Republicans as being unfit to serve.