Here’s what he had to say.
In a recent interview with Fox’s Laura Ingraham, President Donald Trump admitted that he doesn’t want his supporters to confront liberal protesters.
According to Breitbart, Ingraham asked, “[D]o you want your supporters to confront the left-wing protesters, or do you want to leave it to law enforcement?”
Trump replied, “No. No, I don’t want them to. I want to leave it to law enforcement. But my supporters are wonderful, hard-working, tremendous people. And they turn on their television set, and they look at a Portland, or they look at a Kenosha, before I got involved and stopped it, or they look at Chicago, where 78 people were shot last weekend and numerous people died, or they look at New York, where violence is up by like, what? 150%. … They’re looking at all of this, and they can’t believe it.”
Adding, “It’s a peaceful protest. I mean, they were protesting. They weren’t — you know, it’s amazing, they want to protest, and they get criticized.”
You can watch a clip of Trump’s comments here.