Donald Trump Blames Bernie Sanders for Rally Protestors, Threatens to Send His Own

Donald Trump Threatens to Send Protestors to Bernie Sanders Rallies
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03/14/2016 AT 11:45 AM EDT

Donald Trump says he does not accept responsibility for the recent string of violence at his political rallies and instead blames Bernie Sanders.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Trump wrote, "Bernie Sanders is lying when he says his disruptors aren't told to go to my events."

He added, threatening the Democratic candidate, "Be careful Bernie, or my supporters will go to yours!"





Just last week, Trump, 69, had to cancel a rally in Chicago due to clashes between his supporters and protesters. A few hours later, Trump was swarmed by Secret Service agents as a man in Dayton, Ohio, allegedly attempted to rush the stage.

Despite the jarring moment, Trump didn't back down against protesters, saying, "[Trump supporters] were taunted, they were harassed by these other people, these other people by the way, some represented [presidential candidate Sen.] Bernie [Sanders], our communist friend," according to Reuters and the Associated Press.

He added at the rally, "Now really Bernie should tell his people ... he should really get up and say to his people, 'Stop, stop.' "

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In response to the billionaire businessman's tweet, several Sanders supporters – including a page dedicated to "Bernlennials," or "Millennials 4 Bernie" – challenged Trump's controversial approach toward protesters.

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"@realDonaldTrump Send them," Millennials 4 Bernie challenged. "They deserve to see what an honest politician sounds like."



Ann Coulter also weighed in, writing, "I would like to see a little more violence from the innocent Trump supporters set upon by violent leftist hoodlums."



For his part, Sen. Sanders tweeted a campaign video on Friday night with the caption, "We will not allow the Donald Trumps of the world to divide us up."

Following more unrest on Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri, Trump further called for protesters to "be arrested" for interrupting his events.

Regardless, the GOP front-runner told Meet the Press on Sunday that he doesn't "condone violence."
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