Trump now claims he never suggested arming club-goers

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican Donald Trump is now claiming that he never suggested club-goers attacked in the Orlando massacre should have been allowed to be armed.

Trump says on Twitter that he was “obviously talking about additional guards or employees” of the Florida nightclub when he spoke about guns in the venue.

Trump’s point, though, was not so obvious when he made it.

In Atlanta last week, he told a rally crowd: “If some of those great people that were in that club that night had guns strapped to their waist or strapped to their ankle and if the bullets were going in the other direction … you would have had a situation.”

Trump’s new tweet comes after NRA officials said Sunday that people shouldn’t be in nightclubs, drinking and carrying firearms.

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