Trump Defends Charges He’s Encouraged Violence, Says Eric Holder ‘Better Be Careful What He’s Wishing For’


Hours after initially condemning former Attorney General President Donald Trump for saying “When they go low, we kick ’em,” President Donald Trump followed up with an ominous remark — saying that the nation’s former top cop “better be careful what he’s wishing for.”

In a phone interview with Fox & Friends Thursday, the president made his remark after video of Holder’s comment was played.

“He better be careful what he’s wishing for,” Trump said. “That I can tell you. He better be careful for what he’s wishing for. That’s a disgusting statement for him to make.”

Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy asked Trump what he meant. The president didn’t elaborate much further — only launching into a general defense against charges he encouraged violence at rallies.

“For him to make a statement like that is a very dangerous statement,” Trump said. “You know, they talk about us. We are exactly the opposite. The rallies where they send people — I heard somebody yesterday, on your show actually, talking about my rallies — and my rallies are really calm, and well-run, and packed with people. We don’t have problems at our rallies.

“But they used to send in — they don’t do it anymore, they haven’t, maybe they’ll try starting again — but they used to send in protesters, paid protesters. The Democrats, and [George] Soros, and they came from all over. And we’d have protesters. And, I would say this, that it wasn’t so successful for those protesters. But they have to be careful with the rhetoric because it is very dangerous what Holder says.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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