Donald Trump told a crowd in Las Vegas Monday that he would like to punch a man who was disrupting his campaign stop there in advance of the Nevada caucuses Tuesday.
"I'd like to punch him in the face," Trump said. "He's smiling, having a good time." Trump went on to say the man was “nasty as hell."
According to Trump, the man had been "throwing punches" before his security personnel led him from the floor, though several members of the media said they did not see the man punching anyone.
“We’re not allowed to punch back any more,” Trump lamented. The front-runner for the Republican nomination for president said he missed the “good old days,” when the man would be treated differently.
“You know what they used to do to a guy like that in a place like this?” Trump said. “They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks.”