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"I'd like to punch him in the face": Trump on protester

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 01:03

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points out a protester at his Las Vegas rally on Monday and tells supporters he'd like to 'punch him in the face'. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential candidate frontrunner Donald Trump held a campaign rally, which he said was record breaking in terms of attendance, at the Las Vegas Arena on Monday (February 22). Some 10,000 residents of the state of Nevada attended the rally and cheered on the Republican candidate. One protester was escorted outside the venue. Trump said he wished he could retaliate. "I love the old days you know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this they'd be carried out on a stretcher folks," he said. "Honestly I hate to see that, here's a guy throwing punches nasty as hell screaming and everything else when we're talking, and he's walking out and we're not allowed to, you know what the guards are very gentle with him, he's walking out like big high fives smiling laughing, I'd like to punch him in the face I tell you," Trump said drawing cheers and laughs from the crowd at the rally. The Nevada Caucus is scheduled for Tuesday (February 23) and is the last Republican presidential contest before the busy voting month of March. Trump was the big winner in South Carolina on Saturday (February 20), finishing ahead of Marco Rubio by 10 percentage points. Opinion polls show Rubio and Ted Cruz running close in Nevada, and both candidates hope to get a boost going into the contests in a dozen states on March 1. Super Tuesday is the crown jewel in the state-by-state nominating contests to pick the Republican and Democratic candidates for the November 8 presidential election.

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"I'd like to punch him in the face": Trump on protester

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 01:03