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UPDATED: Sunday, November 22, 2015 10:30 AM EST

While appearing on Fox & Friends Sunday morning, Donald Trump addressed the scuffle involving a Black Lives Matter protestor and his supporters, suggesting that the man deserved the beating.

“I don’t know. Rough up? Maybe he should have been roughed up because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing.”

In the past, Trump has said that he would physically fight Black Lives Matter protestors if they interrupted one of his rallies.


A Black protester at a Donald Trump rally in Birmingham, Ala. was allegedly assaulted after the GOP presidential hopeful ordered supporters to remove him from the event, according to CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond.

The man, who was allegedly wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt, was “shoved, tackled, kicked and punched” by White Trump supporters as security struggled to help the man to his feet.


Trump can be heard on the video saying, “Get him the hell out of here,” as the cheers and jeers in the reckless crowd continue to escalate.

The man, who has not be identified, was allegedly saying “Black Lives Matter,” to which some in the White crowd screamed, “All Lives Matter.”

This is rich, coming from a state where racial disparities are so stark and run so deep. Birmingham, Alabama is the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. That this incident happened here is peak irony — though not at all surprising.

According to CNN, Trump spokesperson Hope Hicks claims, “The campaign does not condone this behavior.”

We certainly can’t tell since The Donald is going around the country inciting it.

Trump has not yet issued a statement.


Watch Roland Martin and the NewsOne Now panel discuss the attack on a Black Lives Matter protester and Donald Trumps response to the incident in the video clip below.

TV One’s NewsOne Now has moved to 7 A.M. ET, be sure to watch “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, in its new time slot on TV One.


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“He Should Have Been Roughed Up:” Donald Trump Backs Supporters Who Attacked Black Man At Ala. Rally  was originally published on