Trump on Protesters at Chicago Rally: 'This Was a Total Setup'
Donald Trump spoke out about his decision to cancel a campaign rally last night in Chicago, after violent scuffles broke out between his protesters and supporters.
The GOP candidate said he didn't want to see "people get hurt" after protesters packed into the arena where it was to take place.
“What they’re really doing is they’re shutting down the First Amendment,” he said about the protesters on Fox and Friends Weekend.
“We’ve had no injuries, no problems, until yesterday, when we had this one. And this one was a total setup, and it was organized by a group, professionally organized.”
Trump defended the tone of his rallies, saying that ordinarily, “we have great people” there, until groups of protesters yesterday “barged in.”
The presidential front-runner also shot back at his GOP rivals, saying that the proportion of protesters at his large events are relatively small while “nobody cares” to go to his opponents’ rallies.
Trump said that he hopes more violence doesn’t break out. “But at the same time, we have to be able to talk. We have to be able to assemble,” he said.
“That’s certainly worth fighting for.”
Meanwhile, large crowds are still lining up to see Trump for a rally planned today in Vandalia, Ohio.
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