Last week, Donald Trump suggested that supporters of Second Amendment could take care of Hillary Clinton's attempt to repeal Americans' right to own a gun. The suggestion was vague and sparked lots of speculation across the media. Some took it as a joke, some thought he was referring to the power of the NRA, but most seemed to suggest that Trump had made a veiled threat against his Democrat opponent.
CNN took that last theory and ran with it, even reporting that the secret service had scolded Trump for the remarks. Unfortunately, that story ended up being completely false.
The Reuters news service has poured cold water on CNN’s overheated claim that the Secret Service warned Donald Trump’s campaign that his gun rights rhetoric seemed to threaten the safety of Hillary Clinton.
Reuters reported that “a federal official on Wednesday said the U.S. Secret Service had not formally spoken with Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign regarding his suggestion a day earlier that gun rights activists could stop Democratic rival Hillary Clinton from curtailing their access to firearms.”
Trump gleefully broadcast Reuters’ refutation of the CNN article.
CNN likely doesn't care that the story was debunked. Their original report is making much bigger headlines than the one that claims that it is false. It served its purpose and has hurt Donald Trump. Ultimately, that's likely all they care about.