Trump Guard Takes Protester's Sign, Hits Him

Candidate flubs foreign policy interview
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2015 5:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – As Donald Trump pledged his loyalty to his own party inside Trump Tower yesterday, things got a little ugly outside. Police were called after Trump security guards scuffled with anti-Trump protesters on the sidewalk outside the New York City tower, NY1 reports. The guards took signs away from the protesters and one man was hit in the face after he grabbed the guard who had taken his "Trump: Make America Racist Again" banner, reports the New York Times. The Trump campaign says the guard was "jumped" and that it's considering pressing charges, reports the Times, which notes that the Trump staffer involved looks a lot like the one who removed Univision's Jorge Ramos from a Trump event last week.

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The protesters—some of whom dressed in KKK outfits to mock Trump's immigration policies—are also threatening to press charges, CNN reports. Trump, meanwhile, had what the Washington Post says would have been a damaging moment for an ordinary campaign when he appeared on conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt's show last night. After Trump failed to recognize the names of the leaders of Hezbollah, ISIS, al-Qaeda, or the Nusra Front, he accused Hewitt of asking "gotcha questions" and said the names didn't matter because they'll "all be changed" by the time he's in the White House. Hewitt said he might bring the names up again when he asks questions at the next Republican debate, the Post notes. (Trump does not approve of Jeb Bush speaking Spanish.)

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