Donald Trump said Tuesday that if Black Lives Matter protesters ever hijacked one of his campaign events and tried to take his microphone, he might have to fight them off personally.
Trump was asked during a press conference what he thought of Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders allowing two Black Lives Matter protesters to storm the stage during a campaign event in Seattle this weekend and block him from speaking.
Trump vowed that would never happen to him.
“I would never give up a microphone. I thought that was disgusting. That showed such weakness,” Trump said. “The way he was taken away by two young women. The microphone, they just took the whole place over. And the audience, which liked him, I mean, they were him. They’re saying ‘what’s going on, how can this happen?'”
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“That will never happen with me,” Trump promised, adding, “I don’t know if I’ll do the fighting myself or if other people will.”
“But that was a disgrace,” he continued, adding that he “felt badly” for Sanders.
“But it showed that he’s weak. You know what, he’s getting the biggest crowds, and I’m getting the biggest crowds. We’re the two getting the crowds, but believe me that’s not going to happen to Trump.”