Elections

Hillary: It’s Trump’s Fault There Is Violence At His Rallies [VIDEO]

Steve Guest Media Reporter

Hillary Clinton blames Donald Trump for the violence outside his rallies, claiming he’s “set a very bad example.”

In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Friday, Clinton said, “Trump has lowered the bar. And now is it a surprise that people who don’t like him are stepping over that low bar? I don’t think it is.”

Asking Clinton about the “reprehensible assaults, attacks by anti-Trump protesters against people who support Donald Trump,” host Jake Tapper inquired, “Do you condemn the violence? What is your message to people who are protesting Donald Trump?” (RELATED: Limbaugh: Anti-Trump Rioters Are ‘Really Anti-America’ [AUDIO])

“I condemn all violence in our political arena. I condemned it when Donald Trump was inciting it and congratulating people who were engaging in it. I condemn it by those who are taking violent protests to physical assault against Donald Trump. This has to end,” Clinton said. Trump “set a very bad example. He created an environment in which it seemed to be acceptable for someone running for president to be inciting violence, to be encouraging his supporters. Now we’re seeing people who were against him responding in kind. It should all stop. It is not acceptable.” (RELATED: Trump Supporter Attacked And Bloodied Outside Of San Jose Rally [VIDEO])

“At the end of the day, do you think that those violent anti-Trump protesters actually might be helping might him in a way by showing his opposition in such a horrendous light,” Tapper asked. (RELATED: San Jose Mayor: Trump To Blame For Protester Riots)

“I don’t think any of this helps anybody,” Clinton said. Adding, “I don’t think that people who are protesting and using physical violence against people supporting Trump are helping anybody. So I want it to just end. I don’t want to parse it, I don’t want to talk about the political implications. I want it to end.”

“The police have a hard enough job trying to make sure that we’re able to gather and talk about the issues facing our country,” Clinton said. “And Trump has lowered the bar. And now is it a surprise that people who don’t like him are stepping over that low bar? I don’t think it is. He needs to condemn all violence by everyone. I already have, I will continue to do so.”

Follow Steve on Twitter and Facebook