Trump: ‘Knock the Crap Out’ of Protesters, I'll Pay Legal Fees

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves during a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa February 1, 2016.

Donald Trump encouraged supporters to rough up potential protesters Monday at his final pre-Iowa caucus rally. "If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them," Trump said after warning of possible rabble-rousers. "I'll pay the legal fees," he added. This came before Trump told the crowd that "You're going to say please please Mr. President, we're winning too much" and reminding the crowd that Vladimir Putin had called him a "genius."