Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told a rally in Las Vegas on Feb. 22 that he wanted to "punch" a "nasty as hell" protester "in the face" (video below).
“Honestly, I hate to see that! Here’s a guy throwing punches, nasty as hell, screaming and everything else when we’re talking, and he's walking out, we’re not allowed, the guards are very gentle with him, he’s walking out like, big high fives, smiling, laughing, I’d like to punch him in the face, I'll tell you," Trump said, notes MSNBC.
However, several security guards reportedly said that the protester was not throwing punches.
Trump "was just over-exaggerating," one security guard told POLITICO.