Politics

How Trump Has Inspired Violence Across The Country, In One Map

CREDIT: AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump holds a plane-side rally in a hanger at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna, Ohio, Monday, March 14, 2016.

The violence at Donald Trump campaign events is attracting more and more attention as attacks on protesters have escalated over the past month. Yet the Republican frontrunner has steadfastly refused to condemn his supporters’ actions.

While the clashes have mounted as Trump comes closer to securing the nomination, this violence has been part of his campaign from the beginning. Supporters of the likely GOP nominee have been punching, kicking, choking, and harassing people at his events and in his name since he launched his campaign. It’s not surprising when he entered the presidential race by comparing Mexicans to rapists and criminals, and has since insulted women, disparaged Muslims and immigrants, and threatened violence against Black Lives Matter activists and other protesters.

As Trump’s hateful rhetoric has increased, so have violent, often racist or xenophobic attacks against people at his campaign events. Some Trump supporters have even taken to using the real estate mogul’s name as a racist taunt.

America’s Voice has been tracking instances where Donald Trump, his supporters, or his staff harassed or attacked Latinos and immigrants since September. And the Center for American Progress Action Fund has chronicled Trump’s hateful rhetoric throughout the 2016 campaign.

Here is a guide to all of the hateful and violent incidents that have occurred at Trump events or in Trump’s name across the country:

Graphic by Jonathon Padron and Dylan Petrohilos.