Sen. Paul: The ‘Preponderance Of Violence’ Has Been ‘Anti-Trump’

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During an interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) addressed the politically motivated violence against Trump supporters in Washington D.C., saying that the “preponderance of violence” has been “anti-Trump.”

“Well, that’s been misreported since the very beginning, because Trump was never referring to the people that committed violence and killed someone in Charlottesville,” Paul said. “He was referring to the people debating over whether statues should come down, that there was a reasonable argument on both sides. And that has been so misreported. And, see, even AP and, see, so-called objective sources of news misreported that. So, yes, we do need to be honest. And I don’t know if things will calm down or not. I want them to. I think, to my colleagues in the Senate, I say, yes, let’s calm down, and let’s actually talk.”

“When President Obama was president, I was civil,” He continued. “I went to the White House. When President Trump became president, most of the Democrats would not go to the White House. They hated him so much that I think many of them incited the violence. And if you look at the preponderance of violence, it’s been anti-Trump. It hasn’t been Trump protesters. You have got grandma out there waving a flag, and you have got thugs hitting grandma in the face with a two-by-four. This is not the right committing violence. This is the left committing violence to peaceful people in the streets. And they need to be arrested. If there’s anybody on the right that’s doing it, arrest them too. Arrest anybody committing violence.”