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

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February 1, 2016 3:42 p.m.

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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