Trump cancels Chicago rally, says he didn’t want to see anyone hurt

by FoxNews.com  |  published on March 12, 2016

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CHICAGO – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump canceled one of his signature rallies Friday, saying he didn’t want to see “people get hurt” after protesters packed into the Chicago arena where it was to take place.

The announcement that the billionaire businessman would postpone the rally until another day led a large portion of the crowd inside the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion to break out into raucous cheers. Meanwhile, supporters of the candidate started chanting “We want Trump! We want Trump!”

There were isolated physical confrontations between some members of the crowd after the event was canceled.

Speaking later with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, Trump said he had arrived in Chicago two hours earlier and about 25,000 people were trying to enter the arena.

  • CharlieSeattle

    Unlike Kasich, Rubio, Hillary or Bernie, Trump is ACTUALLY defending low wage jobs FOR black Americans and ALL young Americans FROM illegal aliens and H-1b visa abuse.

    Unlike Kasich, Rubio, Hillary or Bernie, Trump is ALSO defending ALL young American women from murder, sexual assault and robbery from FROM illegal aliens and Obama’s muslim RAPEfugees.

    …Trump/Carson 2016

  • CharlieSeattle

    Trumps plea was ignored by the Soros inspired MoveOn.org thugs!

    CHICAGO THUGS SHOOT AND KILL BLACK TRUMP SUPPORTER

    http://freedomoutpost.com/chicago-thugs-shoot-and-kill-black-trump-supporter/

  • skHurricane

    No he just stuck in a box car and gast them to death

  • AKLady

    Like Mussolini, Trump rails against intruders (Mexicans) and enemies (Muslims), mocks those perceived as weak, encourages a violent reckoning with those his followers perceive as the enemy within (the roughing up of protesters at his rallies), flouts the rules of civil political discourse (the Megyn Kelly menstruation spat), and promises to restore the nation to its greatness not by a series of policies, but by the force of his own personality (“I will be great for” fill in the blank).

  • Colon

    Last night my mind felt a whirl wind back to the 1960s. It looks like Chicago has been doing what they did last night since then. At that time police and the National Guard beat the hell out of the disrupting hoodlums and asked questions later. Mr. Trump made the right decision. He really won’t need Chicago to be president, he can let Sanders have it. It’s a pattern of destruction that most those that were there to disrupt the meeting follow in everything they do. Did anyone noticed how three females attacked one of Mr. Trump’s supporter. They pushed her, kicked her, snatched a sign she had in a bad manner. This is the millennials way of protesting. In my lexicon that is bullying, abuse and instigation others into an unwanted fight–three against one. Why is it that when these hoodlums are alone they don’t dare confront anyone. They are very brave only when in groups. I am a non-violent person and detest violence. However, I taught my five kids never to start any quarrels, but that if anyone touched them, to strike back with full force. Otherwise, those in authority when you report the incident, will do nothing about it. Last night’s events were not Mr. Trump’s fault, neither has he been instigating other into violence. The fifth power of this Nation is quick to blame someone. Now based on the 1960 events who is to be blamed. Well for your information, that was what happened last night. A group of hoodlums decided to violate the First Right Amendment of the US Constitution by imposing their will on the rest of those present there. Just imagine what would have happened if the 25,000 Trump followers would have decided to take action in the fact that their right to free assembly was being violated. The hoodlums would have come out very, very hurt. Authorities did nothing about it, except allow the hoodlums trample the rights of others. These low life hoodlums will continue doing this in every future meeting of Mr. Trump. You see, they got away last night and will expect the same results on future violations. Yes, they too have the right to protest peacefully, but not go inside where the majority of people were to disrupt their peace, tranquility and safety. We already saw their intent in tonight’s meeting and I am glad Mr. Trump demanded they were removed from the meeting. Drive on Mr. Trump! I will back you up and you can count with my vote and that of my wife and sons (7) in all.

    • AKLady

      Hitler’s manifesto was titled Mein Kampf. Trump’s manifesto is Time to Get Tough. Plus, one was written in German, the other in English.

      • Colon

        If that’s what it takes. Let it be or do you prefer these thugs trample all over your rights and that of your family? Or do you prefer to hide yourself and yours at home and not be able to go out? As for me, not really.

        • AKLady

          What rights arw bwing teampled?
          Who are doing the trampling?

    • AKLady

      You are a bit confused.

      Trump supporters attacked protesters in both Chicgo and Lousiville.

      After a protest interrupted a Trump rally in November, he said that the protester was “so obnoxious and so loud” that “maybe he should have been roughed up.”

      Trump encourages the violence. Last February he said protesters should be takenout in stretchers. Here is a video you should watch: http://www.vox.com/2016/3/12/11211846/donald-trump-violence-rallies

      Trump has consistently called for violence against protesters at his rallies:

      February 1 in Iowa: “If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously. Okay? Just knock the hell. I promise you I will pay for the legal fees. I promise.”

      February 22 in Nevada: “I love the old days. You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks. It’s true. … I’d like to punch him in the face, I’ll tell you.”

      February 26 in Oklahoma: “In the good old days, they’d rip him out of that seat so fast. But today, everybody’s politically correct. Our country’s going to hell with being politically correct.”

      February 29 in Virginia: “Get him out of here please. Get him out. Get him out. … Are you from Mexico? Are you from Mexico? Huh? Are you from Mexico?”

      March 4 in Michigan: “Get out of here. Get out. Out! … This is amazing. So much fun. I love it. I love it. We having a good time? USA, USA, USA! … All right, get him out. Try not to hurt him. If you do, I’ll defend you in court. Don’t worry about it. … We had four guys, they jumped on him, they were swinging and swinging. The next day, we got killed in the press — that we were too rough. Give me a break. You know? Right? We don’t want to be too politically correct anymore. Right, folks?”

      March 9 in North Carolina: “We had some people, some rough guys like we have right in here. And they started punching back. It was a beautiful thing. I mean, they started punching back. … In the good old days, this doesn’t happen because they used to treat them very, very rough. And when they protested once, you know, they would not do it again so easily. But today, they walk in and they put their hand up and put the wrong finger in the air at everybody, and they get away with murder, because we’ve become weak.”

      March 11 in Missouri, hours before the Chicago rally: “Part of the problem and part of the reason it takes so long is nobody wants to hurt each other anymore. Right? And they’re being politically correct the way they take them out. So it takes a little bit longer. And honestly, protesters, they realize it — they realize that there are no consequences to protesting anymore. There used to be consequences. There are none anymore.”

      • Colon

        You must be part of the Non-24s. Have a wonderful day.

  • Moveon.org considers this a win but in reality all it does is smear Bernie Sanders and boost Trump’s popularity and numbers. It validates Trump may very well be the panacea to at least attempt to save our dying country.

  • Anthony

    Now if only these STUPID IDIOTS would realize that Trump could have gone on and a lot of these IDIOTS would go home with a Headache or worst, but instead he stopped so no one would get hurt, another words he ( TRUMP) “the bad guy” stopped so no one would get hurt, now you Idiots Rioters stop and think, is TRUMP really the bad guy that you should be protesting, TRUMP is the only in the group that is honest enough to tell it like it is, he holds no surprises like all politicians do, think again, he does not need the Presidents salary, he does not need the Tittle, he does need your money have been using his own because he believes he can fix the serious problem we now have in the USA as well as in the whole world,. any one in hes/hers 30’s can look back and they can see the USA have been going backwards since Reagan left offices. without Trump it will keep going backwards. GO TRUMP

    • AKLady

      Hitler euthanized the disabled. Trump merely mocks them.

  • Patrick Driscoll

    The dumb ass in the WH is such a cow that he has allowed the world to deteriorate while he divided everyone in this country. obuma should be impeached, jailed and punished to highest extent of law once we shut-down these democratic pussies !

  • Pam

    Gotta love the way the idiots were touting “tonight was a triumph for ‘free speech’!”. The OXYMORONIC HYPOCRISY just boggles the mind!!
    Did you hear who was connected to this travesty? Bill Ayers and Luis Gutierrez! These ignorant little lib/prog sheep can’t even figure out how they are being played.

  • ppeony

    Why is hilly hiding in Illinois

  • ppeony

    Yeah, youu got on tv idiot. Try patrolling YOUR streets against violence. Where’s your savior Obama? And community organizers? You just look like a bunch of fools. That brilliant LEADER OF YOURS IS AN AIRHEAD. I hope Rahm, Madigan, Rauner are proud. Where’s Jesse n Al? One this is another of his nonbright SONS.

    • AKLady

      Hitler attracted a large, loyal following by stirring up sentiments of nationalism, racism, and xenophobia with unapologetic bravado delivered in German. Trump has attracted a large, loyal following by stirring up sentiments of nationalism, racism, and xenophobia with unapologetic bravado delivered in English.

  • used_to_be_a_liberal

    Yup, and now Cruz is attempting to make political points on this fiasco by claiming that Trump is responsible for this. If Cruz, and the media think for a moment that this along with their sly journalism is going to turn people away from Trump, they are sadly mistaken. Their “stuff” should push Trump right into the White House.
    I have to admit, that I did like Cruz, but preferred Trump. I said many times that I would like to see a Trump/Cruz ticket, or a Cruz/Trump ticket, however, after reading today the sleaze that Cruz will stoop too, to try to gain political points, in my book Cruz is finished. For me, this is the straw that broke the camel’s back.

    • John

      Trump and Kasich 2016

      • used_to_be_a_liberal

        could be

        • Chris Robinette

          I can agree to that as well.

      • AKLady

        Hitler and Goering 2016 rebirth.

    • AKLady

      You ought to be afraid, very afraid.
      You have an Internrt connection, go listen to some of Hitler’s speeches.

      • used_to_be_a_liberal

        bull manure

        • AKLady

          “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana

  • skHurricane

    The protestors don’t want to hear how they are going lose all their free stuff. Which mostly on welffare and illigal imigrants.

    • Chris Robinette

      Free stuff paid by American taxpayers.

    • AKLady

      Unlike Trump, Hitler never condoned the rough treatment of black people at his rallies.

      • used_to_be_a_liberal

        LOL, what do you know, you may be right on that one, in fact you are right. But, do you know why you are right, because there were no blacks in Germany, until after world war 2.

        • AKLady

          Oh, but you woild be wrong about that.

          You need to study a bit more history.
          There were mulatto children of marriages to occupation soldiers.
          One of the prime targets were the “Rhineland Bastards”. They were the mixed-race offspring of Senegalese soldiers who had been stationed in the Rhineland as part of the French army of occupation.

          The number of black people in Germany when the Nazis came to power is variously estimated between 10,000 – 25,000

  • disqus_BAvz0LV7zw

    Cancelling rally was the right decision. One of the objectives of the protesters was to provoke audience and supporters of Trump by physically or verbally attacking them. And if they take the bait and respond, then they all have bases to accuse Trump of mishandling or even calling Trump of being racists, and all kinds of dirty words. Then the media will support the protesters to destroy Trump to the public. These protesters consist of democrats joined by the establishment republicans doing all means to stop and destroy Trump.

    • John

      What do you suspect with Hillary and Obo from there. All Losers

      • AKLady

        American ignorance and bigotry on display for the world to witness.

        Is it not beautiful to see?

    • AKLady

      Why do you embarrass America this way?

      Why do you believe it is acceptable to lie?

      Why do you believe it is acceptable to repeat lies?

  • Dick

    Par for the course for Chicago , they would screw up a wet dream…Are you afraid the Donald will have you go back to work for your money. What a travesty.

    • AKLady

      Why do you embarrass America this way?

      Why do you believe it is acceptable to lie?

      Why do you believe it is acceptable to repeat lies?

    • AKLady

      Adolf Hitler was a malevolent, raving egomaniac with a famous mustache. Donald Trump has no facial hair.

  • Gunflint Roseberg

    SCRW Cheeecago, the Libs, the GOP RINO’s(that have joined forces with the Dems), & Odumbo’s Thugs. Anyone denies the right of the First Amendment(or any other Amendments) is the Enemy of “We The People”.

    • I Seigel

      Who’s denying who’s right of the First Amendment? Seems that the protesters have just as much of a First Amendment right as the supporters. Looks like it’s the supporters throwing the punches and doing the pushing and kicking.

      • Gunflint Roseberg

        Oh right…These are a bunch of friendly protestors that got a permit for a friendly get together. Now go drink your Odumbo Kool-Aid & go to bed.

        • AKLady

          Kindergaten name calling.
          Wow. why am I so not impresses?
          Grow up.

    • AKLady

      Why do you embarrass America this way?
      Why do you believe it is acceptable to lie?
      Why do you believe it is acceptable to repeat lies?

      • Gunflint Roseberg

        You fit in the Chicago thug crowd Troll.. Now do us all a favor & go play on the Interstate.

        • AKLady

          Childish name calling.
          Wow. so not inpressive.
          If you want your opinion respected, try acting like the adult you are pretending to be.

    • AKLady

      Hate speech is a crime – at both state and federal levels.
      Hate speech is not protected by the 1st Amendment.

  • Webb

    It’s time to Vote Conservative get rid of every Liberal in our elected offices…
    Liberals preach Tolerance yet show only disruptive Rage at Rallies…
    Vote Republican…Save America ☆☆☆

  • TexRancher

    The natives are restless. They see Trump as someone who created more jobs for them than all the other candidates combined and they don’t like that. They may have to go to WORK instead of just picking up that “GUMMIT CHECK”!

    • AKLady

      Trump create jobs?
      His $millions come mainly from selling his name as “branding”.
      He also made money in New York rwal estate — as a slum lord.
      Oh, he also owns a casino.

      • skHurricane

        Sounds like a little bit of jealousy to me.

        • AKLady

          Sounds like you have not bothered to do sufficent research on any of the possible candidates.

    • AKLady

      Hitler blamed the Jews for his country’s socioeconomic ills. Trump blames Mexicans — not Jews — for his country’s socioeconomic ills.

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