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Cruz Blames Trump For Violence At Rallies [VIDEO]

Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] blames Donald Trump for the violence exhibited at his campaign rallies arguing “the responsibility starts at the top.”

Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday with George Stephanopoulos, Cruz said,  “I would appeal to for every candidate is decency and civility, that we can disagree and disagree forcefully while still respecting each other and not engaging in insults and vulgarity and not encouraging violence.” (RELATED: Trump Wants To Start Pressing Charges Against Protesters At His Rallies [VIDEO])

Stephanopoulos asked Cruz if he believe Trump is “encouraging this violence” and Cruz said, “First of all, the protesters were in the wrong. When you come up and you use violence, you engage in violence, you threaten violence, and when you try to shut down and shout down speech, that’s not what the First Amendment allows. The First Amendment gives every one of us the right to speak, but not to disrupt others.” (RELATED: Trump Cancels Chicago Event Amid Chaos, Safety Concerns)

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“But I think also in any campaign, the responsibility starts at the top and it is not beneficial when you have a candidate, like Donald Trump, who’s telling his protesters, ‘Punch that guy in the face.’ You know, I mean, I don’t think you should be encouraging people to violence. And I think beyond that, you know, we need a candidate who respects the people, who engages – even engages the protesters with civility and respect, not with hostility.” (RELATED: Secret Service Swarms As Protester Attempts To Take Stage At Trump Rally [VIDEO])

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