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Trump Supporter Grabs, Appears To Hit Protester (Video)

A supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump grabbed and appeared to hit a protester during a political rally on Sept. 12 in Asheville, North Carolina (video below).

According to CNN, the Trump supporter went after a group of protesters who were yelling in the middle of Trump's speech. The Trump supporter grabbed one of the protesters, formed a closed fist and appeared to swing at him, although it's not clear if the protester was struck.

The incident occurred as Trump told the crowd: "To every kid in America tonight, I want you to know that your parents are working so hard to make your life better and to make your country better."

As a Trump campaign staffer escorted the protester out, the Trump supporter tried to grab a female protester who was also on her way out.

The Trump supporter was allowed to stay for the rally, and wasn't arrested even though police were in the building.

Meanwhile, Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana appeared on CNN where he was asked by host Wolf Blitzer if he would denounce former KKK head David Duke. Duke may fit the description of one of Trump's "deplorable" supporters, as described by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, notes

"I'm not really sure why the media keeps dropping David Duke's name," Pence told Blitzer. “Donald Trump has denounced David Duke repeatedly. We don't want his support, and we don't want the support of people who think like him."

"Would you call him a deplorable?" Blitzer asked Pence.

"No, I’m not in the name-calling business, Wolf," Pence replied. "You know me better than that. What Hillary Clinton did Friday night was shocking."

Clinton tweeted in response: "If you won’t say the KKK is deplorable, you have no business running the country."

Sources: CNN,, Hillary Clinton/Twitter / Photo credit: YouTube

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