During a speech he delivered at a rally in in Panama City Beach, Florida, US President Donald Trump issued a fresh broadside against the Democratic candidates he may find himself facing during the 2020 election. The US president also tackled a somewhat tricky remark about migrants by a member of the audience.
In response, someone in the audience suddenly shouted "Shoot them!", prompting the president to shake his head as the crowd laughed.
"That's only in the Panhandle you can get away with that statement", the president replied, as quoted by CNN.
Prior to this exchange, however, the president stressed that border security personnel aren’t allowed to use weapons against migrants.
"And don't forget, we don't let them and we can't let them use weapons. We can't. Other countries do. We can't. I would never do that", Trump said.
The president also used this opportunity to mock Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, whom he described as "Sleepy Joe" and "Crazy Bernie" respectively, and that he’d be willing to face any of them as his electoral opponent.