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Trump responds to sucker-punching incident

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 00:54

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says some protesters have been violent at his rallies and the audience has had to hit back. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says some protesters have been violent at his rallies and the audience has had to hit back. Speaking at a news conference where former Republican candidate Ben Carson endorsed Trump, the real estate magnate talked about the incident earlier this week at a rally in North Carolina where video was caught by bystanders showing 78-year-old John McGraw punching Rakeem Jones in the face. "That was a very vicious- he was a guy who was swinging, very loud and that he just started swinging at the audience and you know what, the audience swung back," said Trump. McGraw has been charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct. Trump's campaign rallies are boisterous in tone, with the New York billionaire often pausing in his addresses to scold protesters and ask security officers to take them away.

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Trump responds to sucker-punching incident

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 00:54