Bernie Sanders Takes On Trump In Wake Of Increasing Violence At Rallies

In the wake of incidents of increasing tension and violence at political rallies held by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders is placing the blame squarely at the feet of the Republican candidate.

“I don’t think our supporters are inciting. What our supporters are doing is responding to a candidate who has, in fact, in many ways, encouraged violence,” Sanders said Saturday at a press conference in Chicago, in reference to the Donald Trump political rally that Trump cancelled because of protests.”When he talks about ‘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 also pointed unhesitatingly to a violent incident early last week, when a black protester was sucker-punched by a Trump supporter as he was led out of a Trump rally.

“So the issue now is Donald Trump has got to be loud and clear and tell his supporters that violence at rallies is not what America is about and to end it,” Sanders said.

Trump has said at that he would cover the legal fees for anyone who assaults a protester, and is currently “looking into” covering the legal fees of the man who sucker-punched a protester at his rally.