Judge Green Lights Lawsuit Against Trump For Inciting Violence At Rallies -VIDEO

Judge: “It is plausible that Trump’s direction to ‘get ’em out of here’ advocated the use of force. It was an order, an instruction, a command. Trump’s statement at least implicitly encouraged the use of violence or lawless action.”


Three protesters who were roughed up at a Trump campaign rally last year have filed a lawsuit against the President for inciting violence. And on Friday, a Kentucky federal judge ruled that the lawsuit can proceed.

Trump’s lawyers argued that Trump didn’t mean to cause violence. And they tried to get the suit thrown out because Trump’s words should be protected under the First Amendment. The judge did not agree.

In March of 2016, Trump worked a Louisville rally into a frenzy after telling the audience that protesters were the enemy. Trump yelled, “Get ’em out of here!” And then the crowd at the Kentucky International Convention Center lost their minds and roughed up three peaceful protesters…two women and a teenage boy…Kashiya Nwanguma, Molly Shah and Henry Brousseau.

U.S. District Judge David Hale ruled that inciting violence is not protected by the First Amendment. He also ruled that the violence and injuries to the protesters could have been “a direct and proximate result” of Trump’s actions.

Hale wrote in his ruling,

“It is plausible that Trump’s direction to ‘get ’em out of here’ advocated the use of force. It was an order, an instruction, a command. Trump’s statement at least implicitly encouraged the use of violence or lawless action.”

The judge also cited a letter from one of the Trump supporters who participated in the violence. Alvin Bamberger wrote, “Trump kept saying, ‘get them out, get them out,’ and people in the crowd began pushing and shoving the protesters. I physically pushed a young woman.”

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