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Trump needs to tell supporters to stop the violence: Sanders

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 00:48

Democratic presidential candidate Sanders called on Republican rival Trump to ''tell his supporters that violence at rallies is not what America is about.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called on Republican rival Donald Trump to "tell his supporters that violence at rallies is not what America is about, and to end it." Trump blamed Sanders supporters for protests that shut down his Chicago rally, calling the U.S. senator from Vermont "our communist friend". "What our supporters are doing is responding to a candidate who has in fact in many ways encouraged violence," Sanders said. "When he talks about things, 'I wish we were in the old days when you could punch somebody in the head,' what do you think that says to his supporters?" Sanders asked. Trump, who has rallies in Ohio and Missouri on Saturday, canceled the Chicago event on Friday (March 11) after it turned chaotic, with scuffles breaking out between protesters and backers of the real estate magnate. The clashes follow a slew of recent incidents of violence at Trump rallies, in which protesters and journalists have been punched, tackled and hustled out of venues, raising concerns about degrading security leading into the Nov. 8 election.

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Trump needs to tell supporters to stop the violence: Sanders

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 00:48