Brawl Takes Place At Trump Rally


Donald Trump drew a massive crowd at a rally in Albany, New York, on April 11 — which was interrupted by a brawl between protesters and Trump supporters.

Trump’s speech was interrupted several times by the protesters, with the billionaire businessman calling for their removal from the rally.

"Send him back home to mom," Trump said of one protester, the Times Union reported.

At one point during the rally at the Times Union Center, Trump supporter Mike Caraher was involved in an altercation with a protester behind the media pen. While the fight didn’t garner the attention of Trump, it was particularly aggressive — with Caraher shoving the protester in the face several times. 

"I have my personal rights and my personal space," Caraher said after the rally was over. "They're going to start yelling about some bulls--t, I'll snatch your ass up."

The spelling of Caraher's name is approximate, since he refused to spell it for a reporter.

During the event, Trump slammed rival Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas for his previous criticism of "New York values."

"We have the greatest values," Trump said in defense of New York. "Nobody has values like us."

Trump was introduced at the rally by 2010 GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, who slammed President Barack Obama, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, and the media.

"You're participating in a political revolution that you'll be telling your grandchildren about some day," Paladino told the audience.

Two days later, on April 13, Trump met with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, with whom he has feuded with ever since one of the first GOP debates in 2015, CNN Money notes. During that debate, Kelly questioned Trump on his views of women, which led to the front-runner saying he felt attacked and criticizing Kelly with vulgar remarks. 

The two reportedly met at Trump Tower to “clear the air.”

“We met for about an hour, just the two of us, and had a chance to clear the air,” Kelly said on her Fox News show, according to CNN Money. “Mr. Trump and I discussed the possibility of an interview, and I hope we will have news to announce on that soon."

Trump later commented on the meeting, saying that Kelly was “very, very nice.”

“Maybe it was time,” Trump told Fox’s Sean Hannity of the meeting. " ... By the way, in all fairness, I give [Kelly] a lot of credit [for requesting the meeting]."

Fox News also confirmed the meeting in a statement.

“Kelly has acknowledged in recent interviews that Trump is a fascinating person to cover and has electrified the Republican base,” the statement read. 

Sources: Times Union, CNN Money / Photo credit: Wikipedia

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