Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump praised two men who scuffled with a female protester during a rally at the Riverview Park Activity Center in North Augusta, South Carolina, on Feb. 16 (video below).
The woman held up a sign that read, "Keep America Great. Keep All Immigrants." The woman was soon surrounded, and her sign was taken away, notes NBC Los Angeles.
As the woman was led out of the building by security, she gave two middle fingers, reports MSNBC.
"Who is the person though, raise your hand, who is the person who took action over there?" Trump asked the crowd.
The billionaire then brought two men on stage.
“Do not let them intimidate you," the first man told the crowd. "You back this man right here to the hilt, they will say anything, they will do anything to keep in power, OK? We don’t need what we've got in there now. I'm talking Republicans and Democrats. He's right! We need to get some fresh bunch up there, some fresh blood, some fresh thinking.”
The second man said he was an Iraq war veteran and a deputy, which received a large applause from the crowd.
“If it wasn’t for Mr. Trump right here, I don’t think any of us would have the voice that we have," second man said. "This is the only man that is really going to bring America back.”
During his speech, Trump told the crowd: "I'm the most militaristic person in this room, believe me. Our military is going to be so big, so strong, so powerful, that nobody is going to mess with us," WRDW reports.