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President Trump attended a rally in Florida where his supporters suggested shooting immigrants as a way to decrease migrant crossings at the southern U.S. border - and he laughed along with them.

Trump whined about border patrol not being able to use weapons.

"I mean, when you have 15,000 people marching up, and you have hundreds and hundreds of people, 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. We can't. Other countries do. We can't. I would never do that," he said. 

It was then that someone in the crowd yelled: "Shoot them!"

Trump then responded: "Only in the panhandle can you get away with that statement."Only in the panhandle."

He made similar remarks to Fox News host Sean Hannity back in March.

“Now we are capturing these people,” Trump said. “We are getting them, but we don’t do it like other countries. Other countries stand there with machine guns, ready to fire.

“We can’t do that. I wouldn’t want to do that, OK? It’s a very effective way of doing it, but I wouldn’t want to do it. We can’t do it.”

Since Trump's election, the border has seen a considerable increase in vigilante groups who have been patrolling the border and illegally detaining immigrants who cross the border. Last week, the Trump administration revealed that it was considering charge migrants an application fee for seeking asylum in the country.