A black protester was struck in the face twice by a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally at the Times Union Center on April 11, in Albany, New York (video below).
"Is there anything more fun than a Trump rally?" Trump asked the crowd during his speech, but down on the floor of the arena, Mike Caraher (spelling of his last name is approximate) smacked an unidentified black protester in the face for booing, notes Times Union.
"I have my personal rights and my personal space," Caraher told the newspaper after the rally. "They're going to start yelling about some bulls---, I'll snatch your a-- up."
In the video, Caraher pushed past another Trump supporter and lunged towards the black protester.
Trump's speech about "New York values" was interrupted several times by anti-Trump protesters. The front-runner stopped each time to let his supporters chant and told security guards to "get 'em out of here."
"We have the greatest values," Trump told the crowd. "Nobody has values like us."
Trump compared one protester to ISIS, notes the New York Daily News:
It's a disgrace that somebody can behave like that. This is our arena. He comes in and then we say, "Let him go, let him go. Let's be nice. Let him listen and then he starts up again."
This is what's happening on the border. This is what's happening with ISIS. This is what's happening to our country, and we can't let it happen. We've got to take our country back, folks.
Trump also complained about another protester: "Then the guy walks out, arms held high, like he's a big shot, only because 10 years ago he couldn't have gotten away with that stuff, believe me."
Trump did not elaborate on his reference to 10 years ago.
Before the billionaire went on stage, his supporters were told by event organizers not to touch protesters, but rather hold up Trump signs and yell "Trump! Trump! Trump!"