Protesters at Donald Trumpâ€™s first Chicago campaign rally were so numerous on Friday that they shut the event down following loud demonstrations and a series of physical brawls.
â€˜Nobody was hurt and hopefully we can keep that going. Thatâ€™s why I did this today: we donâ€™t want anyone to get hurt, or worse.â€™
â€˜You have to bring back jobs! Iâ€™d be angry too,â€™ he said. â€˜We have to bring jobs back. These kids are not getting jobs.â€™
â€˜He was a very nasty guy, he was very very loud, very boisterous and he was swinging his fists. He just looked to me like somebody that franklyâ€¦ Maybe he did have a job maybe he did not. But thereâ€™s nothing wrong with saying go get a job, but the fact is itâ€™s not easy to get jobs.â€™
â€˜He was mad long before I said that. He was jumping up and down, he could have been dangerous.â€™
â€˜Some of these protesters are very dangerous people.â€™
The real estate tycoon predicted that fallout from Fridayâ€™s clashes wouldnâ€™t hurt his White House bid.
â€˜You canâ€™t even have a rally in this country anymore without violence,â€™ Trump lamented. â€˜I think a lot of people think that it was wrong that we were stopped.â€™
â€˜We canâ€™t have a rally in a major city in this country!â€™ he complained. â€˜What happened to the right to free speech?â€™
There were pro Trump supporters at the venue as well.