Trump Supporter Shouts For Black Lives Matter Protester to be Lit “On Fire”


As a Black Lives Matter protester was forcibly removed from a Donald Trump rally on Monday, supporters of the Republican frontrunner were heard yelling “kick his ass” and “light the motherfucker on fire.”

The demonstrator, identified by Buzzfeed as Ender Austin III, was one of several people who attempted to interrupt Trump’s Las Vegas event. In another incident, a supporter reportedly yelled, “He’s a Muslim guy!” as a protestor was escorted out.

The presidential hopeful appeared to dismiss the disruptions, even suggesting to the crowd they should be organizing their own protests.

“We should have been doing what they’re doing for the last seven years because what’s happening to our country is a disgrace,” he said.

Last month, Trump defended a supporter who beat up a Black Lives matter activist, telling Fox & Friends “maybe he should have been roughed up.”

Monday’s rally comes a week after Trump announced a plan to bar all Muslims from entering the country. The plan, condemned by both Democrats and Republicans alike, prompted comparisons of Trump to Adolf Hitler.

When asked if he was disturbed by that, Trump responded, “No. Because what I’m doing is no different than FDR.”

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