Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Monday that “basically none” have been injured at his rallies, after repeated scuffles and a flurry of tension between protesters and supporters cropped up at his campaign events this weekend.
Trump said at Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina that his “tremendous” rallies attract thousands of people.
“But the press is now calling this—saying, oh but there is such violence,” Trump said. “You know how many people have been hurt at our rallies? I think like basically none. Other than I guess maybe somebody got hit once or, but there’s no violence.”
Trump’s comments come after he had to cancel his rally in Chicago on Friday, citing “security concerns.” Trump also said Sunday that he wanted to pay the legal fees of a man who was charged for allegedly sucker-punching a black protester last week.