VIA| Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump phoned in to MSNBC where he spoke with Chris Matthews about canceling his Chicago rally. Protestors and supporters erupted in strings of fights.
“It’s a little bit sad when you can’t have a rally in a major city in this country,” said Trump.
“What ever happened to freedom of speech? What ever happened to the right to get together and speak in a peaceful manner?” he asked. “It’s a little bit sad to see this. In fact, it’s a lot sad to see that.”
Matthews suggested that Trump knew there would be protests because he planned the rally in a Chicago area home to a lot of minorities.
“So there was really no surprise here?” Matthews asked Trump.
“Chris, it shouldn’t mater. It shouldn’t matter. It shouldn’t matter — whoever lives in the city. Whether it’s white, black hispanic — it shouldn’t matter,” Trump responded.
“I don’t use hate speech,” Trump said on a Fox News interview. “I don’t use hate speech.”
“I am a unifier,” Trump said.