Trump guilty of inciting violence, court rules

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[US]–A federal court judge on Sunday ruled that President Donald Trump may have incited violence during a rally back in March, 2016.

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 29: American business magnate and TV personality Donald Trump visits “FOX and Friends” at FOX Studios on August 29, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

The judge, David J Hale ruled against Trump’s army of lawyers, who were moving for the lawsuit which claimed that he encouraged attacks against protesters at the rally to be thrown out.

As it happened, at said rally, Trump said to his supporters “get ’em out” and “get ’em the hell out of here”.

Afterwards, the protesters were shoved and punched by his supporters.

His attorneys defended him on free speech grounds, arguing that he didn’t intend for his supporters to use force.

However, Judge Hale maintained that the attack was a ” direct and proximate result” of the president’s remarks.

“It is plausible that Trump’s direction to ‘get ’em out of here’ advocated the use of force,” Hale wrote. “It was an order, an instruction, a command.”

This continues a trend of Trump losing in law courts ever since his victory at the polls.

Recently, a judge in Hawaii rejected a motion from Trump’s attorneys for his travel ban executive order to be examined regardless of Trump’s and his team’s past remarks about the motive behind the ban and whether it targets Muslims.

When Trump and his team issued a revised travel ban a few weeks ago, the courts again halted it and again cited that past rhetoric.

Also in addition to the order, the federal judge in Hawaii made reference to the words of Trump’s attorneys suggesting the second travel ban would be the same as the first.




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