Senate majority leader [crscore]Mitch McConnell[/crscore] told reporters he and Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump spoke by phone Tuesday and he encouraged the New York businessman to “condemn” the “violent expressions” at some of his political rallies.
“Donald Trump called this morning,” McConnell said. “Had a good conversation. And I appreciated his call. And I took the opportunity to recommend to him that no matter who may be triggering these violent expressions or conflicts that we’ve seen in some of these rallies, it might be good to condemn that and discourage it no matter what the source of it is.”
Trump decided to cancel a planned rally in Chicago last Friday after protesters flooded in and got into scuffles with some of the candidate’s supporters. After another rally in North Carolina, a man was charged after being caught on camera punching a protestor who was being escorted out of a Trump event.