Trump To Crowd: ‘Knock The Crap Out Of’ Tomato Throwers, I’ll Cover Legal Fees

AP

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told the crowd gathered at his campaign rally on Monday to “knock the crap” out of anybody who threw a tomato at him.

Trump said the event’s security staff told him there was a risk people would throw the juicy fruit.

“So if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them,” Trump said at his rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“I will pay for the legal fees. I promise,” he added. “They won’t be so much because the courts agree with us too.”

A protestor was arrested last week for throwing tomatoes at Trump at a different Iowa event.

At one point in Monday’s rally, Trump asked someone if the crowd, “Do you have a tomato?” It wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the question, if the audience member had a tomato or if he or she was removed from the event.

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