Trump Wants To Pay Legal Fees Of Man Who Sucker Punched Protester

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump walks into the spin room to meet with reporters after a Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Phot... Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump walks into the spin room to meet with reporters after a Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) MORE LESS
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sunday that he has instructed his team to look into paying the legal fees of the man who sucker punched a black protester.

Trump said he doesn’t condone violence.

“But I want to see. The man got carried away, he was 78 years old, he obviously loves his country, and maybe he doesn’t like seeing what’s happening to the country,” Trump said.

NBC “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd asked him to clarify if that meant he would pay for the legal fees.

“Well, I’m going to look at it. I’m going to see, you know, what was behind this because it was a strange event,” Trump said. “I’ve actually instructed my people to look into it, yes.”

John McGraw, 78, was arrested and charged last week with assault and battery and disorderly conduct after allegedly punching a protester in the face at a rally in North Carolina as the protester was being escorted out of the building.

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  1. I guess if you want to know how Trump feels about unprovoked violence committed on his behalf, you’ve got your god-damn answer.

  2. If he’s going to continue to whip his hateful supporters up into a furious froth, he’d better set aside a fair chunk of change for legal defense funding.

  3. This is getting more scary by the minute

  4. Trump is not far away from outright offering incentive payments for sucker-punching.

  5. Avatar for lio lio says:

    Trump may not condone violence, but he certainly has no problem excusing it.

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