Bernie Sanders is lying when he says his disruptors aren't told to go to my events. Be careful Bernie, or my supporters will go to yours!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2016
Trump events, which often attract large and boisterous crowds, have increasingly seen individuals engage in violence as throngs of protesters meet crowds of Trump supporters.
A recent Chicago rally was cancelled due to thousands of protesters disrupting the event. Trump blamed Sanders for the incidents and threatened to arrest all the protesters in an effort to “ruin their lives.”
On Saturday, Secret Service agents jumped on stage at a Trump event to shield the candidate when protesters came too close to the stage.
Trump’s remarks on Twitter immediately attracted a backlash. But the candidate is not known for caring too much what Twitter critics say.
A la Middle East! https://t.co/fQbG1DQbnZ
— Nervana Mahmoud (@Nervana_1) March 13, 2016
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 13, 2016
Egging it on. https://t.co/wUc9b4r5xY
— Blake News (@blakehounshell) March 13, 2016
I would like to wake up now please. https://t.co/TPvW61IuWO
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) March 13, 2016
Thugs gotta thug https://t.co/pCdrHvwfBQ
— Doug Mataconis (@dmataconis) March 13, 2016
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