Politics

Trump Vows To Beat Up Black Lives Matter Protesters If They Try To Speak At His Campaign Events

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Donald Trump, speaking at a press conference Tuesday evening, threatened to fight Black Lives Matter protesters if they attempted to speak at one of his events.

Trump blasted Bernie Sanders, who let the protesters speak at one of his events, as a “disgrace.” According to Trump, “That showed such weakness, the way he was taken away by two young women. They just took the whole place over!”

Trump said he would never have to cede the stage because he would beat up protesters who tried to interrupt his event. “I don’t know if I’ll do the fighting myself, or if other people will,” Trump added.

Earlier this month Trump said the appropriate response to the Black Lives Matter movement was to “give power back to the police.” Trump dismissed concerns about police brutality as a few “bad apples.” “[T]he police have to regain some control of this crime wave and killing wave that we have in this country,” he added.

Despite a series of inflammatory remarks, including his recent suggestion that Fox News’ Megyn Kelly asked him tough questions because she was menstruating, Trump remains atop the Republican field.