Things turned nasty at Donald Trump‘s rally today as violence broke out when the mogul was interrupted by a protester.
As Trump went on a tirade about Hillary Clinton and the women who have accused him of sexual assault, a protester apparently held an American flag upside down in defiance of the mogul. As the crowd turned on the protester, one of Trump’s supporters rushed the man and appeared to assault him before security arrived and pulled the two of them apart.
Video: Trump tells protester with upside down American flag to get out, Trump supporter runs after/assaults protester, officer intervenes. pic.twitter.com/b2AH8Mt1LP
— Jacob Rascon (@Jacobnbc) October 14, 2016
A protester was just attacked and pushed out of this Trump rally. Here's video: pic.twitter.com/6DFD8YMpla
— Jose A. DelReal (@jdelreal) October 14, 2016
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) October 14, 2016
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) October 14, 2016
As Trump’s crowd cheered the protester’s expulsion, Trump commented that it was disrespectful for him to hold the flag that way. Security eventually came for the man who attacked the protester, which prompted shouts of “let him stay” as he was taken out.
When CNN’s Jeremy Diamond asked the supporter why he hit the protester, the man denied it and said “I didn’t hit him.”
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