Trump considers paying legal fees of man who sucker-punched black protester at his rally

Donald Trump said he’s “going to see” about paying the legal fees of a man who allegedly sucker-punched a black protester at a Trump rally last week.

“I’m going to look at it. I’m going to see, you know, what was behind this, because it was a strange event. But from what I heard, there was a lot of taunting and a certain finger was placed in the air. Not nice,” he told host Chuck Todd on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” on Sunday.

“I’ve actually instructed my people to look into it, yes,” the Republican presidential front-runner added.

Trump told Todd that because he doesn’t “condone violence in any shape.” he doesn’t accept any responsibility for what happened.

Before he makes any decision, however, he wants to see what the protester was doing as he was exiting the event.

“Because he was very taunting. He was very loud, very disruptive,” Trump said.

“And from what I understand, he was sticking a certain finger up in the air. And that is a terrible thing to do in front of somebody that frankly wants to see America made great again. And so we’ll see. I’m going to take a look at it. But I want to see what that man was doing.”

Watch the clip, via NBC News.

Here’s a video of the incident, which took place at a Fayetteville, North Carolina rally on March 9.


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