Trump smirked at idea of shooting migrants at rally three months before El Paso massacre
The clip of the interaction is once again spreading across social media, as the US reels from the El Paso massacre.
“When you have 15,000 people marching up, and you have hundreds and hundreds of [immigrants], and you have two or three border security people that are brave and great – and don’t forget we don’t let them and we can’t let them use weapons,” Mr Trump said, to an audience of thousands in Florida.
“We can’t. Other countries do, we can’t. I would never do that. But how do you stop these people?”
In response someone from the audience shouted: “Shoot them!”
Mr Trump then appeared to laugh before shaking his head and saying: “That’s only in the Panhandle you can get away with that statement.”
The crowd then erupted into laughter and cheers, and Mr Trump added: “Only in the Panhandle!”