Donald Trump and his defenders are claiming that his critics are the ones trying to incite violence around his campaign. Let’s check the record on that.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump acknowledges photographers after speaking at a campaign rally in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

“If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them. Just knock the hell out of them. I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees” – Donald Trump, Iowa.

“Get him out. Try not to hurt him. If you do I’ll defend you in court, don’t worry about it.” – Donald Trump, Michigan.

“In the good old days this doesn’t happen because they used to treat them very, very rough. When they protested once they wouldn’t do it again” – Donald Trump, New York.

Everywhere Trump goes, he seems to want people to be physically injured at his events. He thinks it’s fair, appropriate, and reasonable for people to be beat up for daring to disagree with him. Ben Carson, who probably says “Yes Mr. Trump” at the end of every conversation now, calls Trump’s opponents Alinskyite, but Trump’s own rhetoric is far beyond that.

Trump called Ben Carson PATHOLOGICAL and a CHILD MOLESTER merely for being an opposing candidate. This guy has no limits. Amoral!