Monday 14 March 2016

Donald Trump Wants To Pay Legal Fees Of Supporter Who Allegedly Attacked A Protester

Just days after canceling his Chicago rally due to violence, Donald Trump says he might pay for the legal fees of a man accused of punching a protester at an earlier event. Appearing on Meet the Press on Sunday, the GOP frontrunner told Chuck Todd that he going to take a look at the legal situation that John McGraw is facing after allegedly punching another man at a North Carolina rally on Thursday. McGraw was arrested and charged with assault, battery and disorderly conduct, and claimed that he might kill the protester if they crossed paths again.

Trump said “I will say this. I do want to see what that young man was doing because he was very taunting. He was very loud, very disruptive. And from what I understand, he was sticking a certain finger up in the air. And that is a terrible thing to do in front of somebody that frankly wants to see America made great again”. He made sure to note that the man's actions didn't make McGraw's violence OK, but said, “I want to see. The man got carried away, he was 78 years old, he obviously loves his country, and maybe he doesn't like seeing what's happening to the country. I want to see the full tape. But I don't condone violence. I've actually instructed my people to look into it, yes”.

Regardless, the real estate mogul doesn't accept responsibility for the violence that has been plaguing his recent events.  I do not condone violence in any shape. As far as my previous statement, we had somebody that was punching and vicious and gone crazy, a disrupter, they're not protesters. I'm telling you, they're disrupters, they're professionals” he said.

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