A judge has allowed a law suit against Donald Trump for encouraging violence at a rally to proceed.
At his presidential rallies Trump remarked on more than one occasion that in ‘the good old days’ protestors would be treated more harshly.
Now a court in Kentucky will allow a lawsuit that claims Trump encouraged violence against three individuals at a Trump campaign rally held in March 2016.
At the rally, three protestors were assaulted by other members of the crowd.
Ahead of the altercation Trump, speaking from the podium said:
Get ’em out of here.
Since then the protestors have sued Trump for incitement to riot, vicarious liability, and negligence.
District judge David J. Hale denied motions from Trump to dismiss the charges, meaning the law suit will continue in the courts.
Hale also called Trump’s actions.
In his ruling, Hale rejected the claim that Trump could be charged with vicarious liability, but also said:
It is plausible that Trump’s direction to ‘get ’em out of here’ advocated the use of force,
It was an order, an instruction, a command…Trump’s statement at least implicitly encouraged the use of violence or lawless action.
A copy of the ruling in full can be read here: