Donald Trump tells his fans to 'knock the crap out of' any protesters about to throw tomatoes at him

Real-estate mogul Donald Trump began his final campaign rally Monday by urging his supporters to be on the lookout for any protesters throwing tomatoes.

“So I got a little notice in case you see,” he said in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “The security guys, we have wonderful security guess, they said, ‘Mr. Trump, there may be somebody with tomatoes in the audience.'”

The Republican presidential front-runner suggested that violence would be acceptable against any such protesters.

“So if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously,” he said. “OK, just knock the hell. I promise you I will pay for the legal fees. I promise. I promise. They won’t be so much because the courts agree with us, too.”

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