Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday cited his frontrunner status as proof that none of his comments have been over the line and threatened to fight back if activists attempt to takeover an event like recently happened to Democrat Bernie Sanders.
“The people that we’re dealing with and whatever’s happened, it is what it is. You just look at the results,” Trump told reporters ahead of a campaign stop in Michigan.
It was Trump’s first public appearance following last week’s Republican debate and feud with Fox News host Megyn Kelly over the questions she asked as co-moderator. "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever," Trump said in an interview with CNN on Friday.
But when asked if he thought any of his comments had “gone over the top,” Trump cited his still high poll numbers that have so far kept him in first place of the GOP primary.
And while Trump knocked frequent opponent Hillary Clinton, saying she has “a big, big problem” after news that two emails on her private server were labeled Top Secret, he also took aim at Sen. Sanders.
Sanders has been drawing large crowds at rallies in major cities throughout the country, but on Saturday was interrupted in Seattle by activists affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement. Two activists grabbed the microphone almost as soon as Sanders began to speak, ending the rally before he could talk.
“I would never give up my microphone,” Trump said. “I thought that was disguising. That showed such weakness, the way he was taken away by two young women, the microphone, they just took the whole place over.”
“That will never happen with me. I don’t know If I’ll do the fighting myself, or if other people will. But that was a disgrace, I felt badly for him,” he added.