Skip to comments.Donald Trump Says Protesters Are Violating His First Amendment Rights
Posted on 03/20/2016 2:01:02 PM PDT by drewh
Donald Trump is once again shrugging off the escalating violence at his rallies, saying the people protesting his presidential campaign are largely to blame for incidents.
These people are very disruptive, Trump said on ABCs This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. These are not innocent lambs.
The Republican frontrunner said the demonstrators who shut down an Arizona highway leading to the Phoenix suburb where he was scheduled to speak were violating his right to free speech and the rights of his supporters to come hear him.
Theyre really stopping our First Amendment rights, Trump said. If you think about it, George, they block they blocked a road, they put their cars in front of a road. We had thousands and thousands of people wanting to come. They were delayed for an hour because of these protesters.
Trump continued: These are professional agitators, and I think that somebody should say that when a road is blocked going into the event so that people have to wait sometimes hours to get in, I think thats very [unfair] and there should be blame there, too.
He added: I think its very unfair that these, really, in many cases professional, in many cases sick protesters can put cars in a road blocking thousands of great Americans from coming to a speech and nobody says anything about that.
The brash billionaire also refused to condemn one of his supporters who punched a protester as he was being removed by security.
He or his partner was wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit, Trump said of the protester. This happened to be an African-American man who was very a person at the rally, who was very, very incensed at the fact that somebody, a protester, would be wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit. Frankly, that was, you know, it was a tough thing to watch. And I watched that. But why would a protester walk into a room with a Ku Klux Klan outfit on?
We dont condone violence, and I say it, he said. And we have very little violence, very, very little violence at the rallies.
Trump even applauded his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, after a video appeared to show Lewandowski grabbing the collar of a protester at a rally in Tucson.
I give him credit for having spirit, Trump said. He wanted them to take down those horrible, profanity-laced signs.
Lewandowski came under fire earlier this month after he allegedly assaulted Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields after a press conference in Florida. Trumps campaign denies her claims.
When signs are put up, lifted up with tremendous profanity on them I mean the worst profanity, and you have television cameras all over the place and people see these signs I think maybe those people have some blame and should suffer some blame, Trump said.
If Trump supporters got together and blocked off roads leading to a Bernie or Shrillary rally, I can only imagine the outcry that would result.
The Babt is Crying.
Trump ppl need to do a reverse Alinsky on Soros and Sanders and Clinton - Trump people need to find them , fix them and protest THEM wherever they are , whenever they appear .
Soros needs to be relentlessly dogged wherever he tries to hide out . There should be NO PLACE comfortable for him this country . They want to play? Let’s play . Fire w/fire . Ready ? Let’s roll
Niiiiice, control the news cycle despite MailManJr on every Sunday squawker ... The only thing Kratch gets is “I’m good with the gun-grabber on SCOTUS too!” ...
Is that black dude who pummeled the KKK protestor, is his name public record anywhere?
“Democrats are against free elections and free speech. They are, however, for free everything else.”
He needs to emphasize the first amendment aspects...
The black Tuscon cop who posted a YouTube video that was in a previous thread said people were covering their kids ears with their hands to try to protect them from the profanities being screamed in their faces by the agitators.
That needs to be recorded and put on TV ads.
“Is that black dude who pummeled the KKK protestor, is his name public record anywhere?”
He ought to get a medal or something.
WRONG - The protesters are PROTECTING Trump’s First Amendment rights, because if Trump is allowed to become President, there will be no First Amendment.
(as seen by Cruz supporters)
..Democrats are against free elections and free speech. They are, however, for free everything else...
And when someone disagrees with their BS, they do everything they can to silence the opposition.
But, their actions are just making their opposition stronger. What has worked so well in the past in these acts of anarchy are backfiring on them for the first time.
Call a pig a pig, stop calling them protesters and identify them by their party affiliation, as that is EXACTLY what they do to our side all the time.
DEMOCRATS are shutting down political events for the other party.
another hit piece!!!
Watched all the rallies yesterday, heard what Trump said
“Shrugged off” ????
Give me a break!
Here is an eyewitness account of the “KKK supporter” incident from a Tucson cop attending the rally as a private citizen
Lewandowski has been show protecting a young girl from being assaulted by grabbing a protester by the back of his shirt as he went for her
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