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Trump: Disruptive Protesters Should Be Thrown in Jail


donald trump, via Right Side BroadcastingRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants cops to arrest protesters who disrupt his rallies.

“I hope these guys get thrown into a jail,” The Donald told a crowd in Kansas City on Saturday night. “They’ll never do it again. It’ll destroy their record. They’ll have to explain to mom and dad why they have a police record and why they can’t get a job. And you know what? I’m going to start pressing charges against all of these people. And then we won’t have a problem.”

A protester had rushed the stage while Trump spoke at a Dayton, Ohio rally earlier that day. Video of the incident went viral, with Secret Service agents shielding The Donald.

Rallies for the Republican front-runner have been tense and sometimes violent. Saturday night’s rally brought this:

The Donald canceled a Friday rally in Chicago after protesters came out in force. This came after Trump supporter John McGraw was arrested Thursday for sucker punching a protester at a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

“We are not involved,” the campaign said, but The Donald has done a lot to blur that line. He’s repeatedly hyped up physical confrontations between his supporters and protesters.

“I’d like to punch him in the face, I tell ya,” Trump said about a protester at a Las Vegas rally in February.

You can see similar comments he’s made here, via USA Today:

[h/t The Washington Post]

[image via Right Side Broadcasting screengrab]

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