An altercation involving punching and kicking was captured on video. The video shows a man with an anti-Trump sign walking up stairs when he is hit from the side by another person. ID: 8261339 The video shows bystanders and security eventually intervening, after which police led the assailant away.
In the video, Lewandowski’s hand appears to make a grabbing motion toward the shirt of a man standing with protesters. Another person beside Lewandowski also appears to reach out. The man then stumbles backward.
A Washington Post reporter saw the incident, and Fields shared photos of her bruises, but Trump has denied that it happened, saying he thinks it was “made up.”
Many observers have also criticized Trump for rhetoric that they say incites violence. Last fall, after several white rally attendees assaulted a black protester, Trump responded by saying “maybe he should have been roughed up.” In February, when Trump was interrupted by a protester, he said “I’d like to punch him in the face.” And earlier this month, Trump responded to someone interrupting him by saying “try not to hurt him. If you do I’ll defend you in court.” Read more…