“You know how many people have been hurt at our rallies?” Donald Trump asked as the first of what would be several interruptions from protesters emerged during his presidential campaign stop in Hickory, N.C., on Monday. “I think, like, basically none.”
“Other than I guess maybe somebody got hit once. But there is no violence,” Trump told New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was on the stage with him. He seemed to be referring to the now infamous sucker punch. Even so, the statement seemed at odds with TV news images, viewed by millions, of the rally Trump canceled in Chicago on Friday because of, well, fistfights, screaming and the danger that a lot of people were about to get hurt.