Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump told radio talk host Michael Savage Monday that the protester who tried to rush him while he was speaking in Dayton, Ohio Saturday "should be in jail" instead of "on talk shows."
"I don't know why he's not in jail, it's incredible to me. Everybody's telling me the same thing," Trump said.
"Now he's going around, he's on talk shows, he's all over the place.
"This guy should be in jail right now."
Thomas DiMassimo, 22, a Wright State University senior from Fairborn, Ohio, has been charged with disorderly conduct and inducing panic. His is due to appear in court next on Wednesday, CNN reports
"I was thinking that I could get up on stage and take his podium away from him and take his mic away from him and send a message to all people out in the country who wouldn't consider themselves racist, who wouldn't consider themselves approving of that type of violence Donald Trump is allowing in his rallies, and send them a message that we can be strong, that we can find our strength and we can stand up against Donald Trump and against this new wave he's ushering in of truly just violent white supremacist ideas," DiMassimo explained to CNN in describing his motives.
"This guy is a thug and… now he's becoming a big movie star, although he doesn't have the face of a movie star, that I can tell you," Trump told Savage.
"This guy's a thug. He should be in jail."
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