Trump Says He Wants Protesters Arrested, Pepper Spray Used Outside

Trump made the remarks after a man rushed the stage earlier in the day.

ByABC News
March 12, 2016, 9:20 PM

— -- Donald Trump's rally in Kansas City, Missouri was interrupted several times by protesters, earning consternation from the real estate mogul, who called them "bad, bad people" who "do nothing."

Outside, where a group of protesters gathered, police said that they used pepper spray two times. Four people were arrested.

Trump unleashed some of his usual lines -- "go home to mommy" and "get out of here" during the event Saturday night at the Arvest Bank Theatre.

"We’re going to take our country back from these people," he said. "These are bad, bad people."

Trump begged police to arrest the protesters going forward.

"They deserve to be arrested," he said.

Outside the rally a group of protesters amassed. The city's police chief, Darryl Forte, tweeted that some measures were used to control the crowds.

Trump's rally in Chicago Friday night was canceled when a large group of protesters showed up. Trump's team believed there was a safety threat and decided to postpone the event to another date. Several skirmishes broke out inside the UIC Pavilion and five people were arrested.

At an event in Dayton, Ohio today, a man, Thomas Dimassimo, allegedly rushed the stage where Trump was speaking. He was charged with disorderly conduct and inducing panic. It was not clear if he entered a plea or had an attorney, but he was released on bail earlier this evening.

Trump has drawn criticism for his statements about protesters, including saying that he wanted to punch one of them in the face. However Trump has said that he does not condone violence.