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Trump's endorsement of violence reaches new level: He may pay legal fees for assault suspect - Los Angeles Times

When Donald Trump said Sunday that he might pay the legal fees of a man charged with hitting a protester in the face at one of his rallies, it was the latest of many occasions when the leading Republican candidate for president appeared to condone or ...and more »

Donald Trump Says He May Pay Legal Fees of Accused Attacker From Rally - New York Times

Donald J. Trump said on Sunday that he would look into paying the legal fees of a man who was accused of sucker-punching a protester at one of Mr. Trump's rallies last week, directly contradicting his claim that he does not condone violence by his backers.and more »

NC sheriff's office won't file 'inciting a riot' charge against Trump - Washington Post

Republican front-runner Donald Trump will not face charges of inciting a riot after a raucous rally in North Carolina last week, the investigating sheriff's office announced in a news release Monday night. After reviewing evidence from the rally in ...and more »

'Temperature' at Trump Rallies - FactCheck.org

Asked if he would consider lowering the temperature at his rallies when protests erupt, Donald Trump said, “I think, in many cases, I do lower the temperature.” But in many cases he has not. Quite the opposite. A review of his speeches shows Trump ...and more »

Why Trump's Violent Rhetoric Is Protected Speech - PBS

Last month, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump mused aloud about his feelings toward a heckler in Nevada: “He's walking out like big high-fives, smiling, laughing. I'd like to punch him in the face,” he said to a roar of approval from ...and more »

How Donald Trump Could Go to Jail for Inciting a Riot - Daily Beast

Donald Trump would not have pledged to pay his supporters' legal bills if he did not think they risked arrest by assaulting protestors at his rallies. And he would not think they risked arrest if he did not figure they would be breaking the law. And ...and more »

All in for Trump: inside a North Carolina military family's GOP politics - PBS NewsHour

Editor's Note: In our report Tuesday night on a North Carolina family that's supporting Donald Trump, we were continuing a long NewsHour tradition of talking directly to voters. We want to hear from them, in their own voices, speaking about what ...and more »

TRUMP: I'll consider paying legal fees for the man who allegedly threw a sucker punch at one of my rallies - Business Insider

Getty Images Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he is "going to take a look at" paying the legal fees of an apparent supporter who allegedly punched a protester at one of Trump's rallies last week. During a Sunday interview on "Meet ...and more »

North Carolina officials decide against charging Trump in punching incident - Chicago Tribune

Authorities in North Carolina say there isn't enough evidence to press charges against Donald Trump for his behavior in connection with a violent altercation at one of his rallies last week. In a statement issued Monday night, the Cumberland County ...and more »

How Anti-Trump Protest Organizers Are Bracing For Racism, Violence In New Grassroots Civil Rights Movement - International Business Times

It was nighttime when a small group of young activists in North Carolina gathered in a basement, concerned about hateful and racist rhetoric being expressed by politicians. With a plan to confront a rally of those candidates and their supporters, the ...and more »