Presidential front runner Donald Trump continues his divisive and dangerous campaign rhetoric.
On Sunday’s NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Trump reiterated his promise to pay the legal fees of a man who slugged a black protester at a rally in N.C.
Trump was speaking at a rally in Fayetteville, N.C. when 78-year-old John McGraw elbowed protester Rakeem Jones who was being escorted out of the Crown Coliseum.
McGraw was later charged with assault and battery after video of the incident surfaced online.
Chuck Todd asked Trump about an earlier statement in which the Republican presidential candidate promised to pay the legal fees of anyone who punched out protesters at an earlier rally.
After stating he does not condone violence, Trump said he wanted to see more about the incident involving McGraw.
“I want to see,” Trump said. “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 he didn’t rule out paying McGraw’s legal fees.
“Well, I’m going to look at it,” he told Todd. “I’ve actually instructed my people to look into it, yes.”