GOP frontrunner Donald Trump called for protesters inside his campaign rallies who interrupt his speech to be arrested during his evening rally in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday night.
“I’m going to start pressing charges against all these people,” Trump said.
The real estate mogul was unable to begin his speech, as the first half-hour of the event, and many times thereafter, consisted of protest outbursts. “I don’t want to ruin peoples’ lives, but the only way we’re going to stop this craziness is if we press charges.”
“From now on, if you do anything, we’re pressing charges, ok?”
The next protester that interrupted, the billionaire yelled, “Arrest her!”
“We need strong courts. We need strong laws. We’re not playing on the same field,” Trump said of all the protests.
“In Chicago, we had an interesting day,” Trump recalled of Friday night, when his campaign rally was canceled because of the threat of violence from protesters.
“These are bad, bad people,” Trump said. “We’re taking our country back from these people!”
“U-S-A! U-S-A!” the crowd chanted in response. “I call them disrupters,” he added, saying they had “professionally-made signs.”
“It says Bernie on them,” Trump described, adding that Sanders “didn’t do a damn thing in the Senate.”
“We have freedom of speech, and we’re not allowed to do that because of this garbage.” Trump vowed, “I’m going to defend you.”
“By the way, what do they do? Do they arrest these people? What happens, do they arrest them or do they just put them outside? I hope they arrest these people, because they’re really violating all of us,” he charged. “I hope they’re arrested.”