Physical violence during Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump‘s campaign rallies are becoming more of a prominent theme at nearly every stop.
Trump, who told CBS New York that a fight between a protester and his rally-goers in New Hampshire was “really amazing to watch,” is now telling supporters that if they assault hecklers, he’ll pick up the legal tab.
“Get him out,” Trump said during a campaign rally. “Try not to hurt him. If you do, I’ll defend you in court.”
Then he said, “Are Trump rallies the most fun? We’re having a good time.”
Trump said a protester started “swinging and punching” when rally-goers “took him out.”
“It was really amazing to watch,” he added.
The former reality TV star also told his audience that he was tired of “political correctness” when it came to dealing with protests at the events.
Trump was also criticized for the handling of a young African-American woman who was roughed up while supporters (including known white supremacists) screamed racial epithets.