When the Republican presidential candidate’s supporters in New York City gathered in front of Trump Tower in April, it was one of the first times they’d ever seen the billionaire.
A large group of them had gathered outside the building’s entrance to get a closer look at the billionaire’s new Trump University.
As the crowd slowly moved in, a Trump fan in a dark suit with a black hoodie began screaming at the crowd, “No Trump University, no Trump!”
He yelled out a number of other expletives.
As others screamed back, Trump supporters shouted back at him.
At one point, a woman shouted, “Trump, no KKK!”
At another, a man in a white t-shirt shouted, “‘Trump, you’re not my president!”‘
Trump’s supporters chanted back, “Donald Trump, you are not my President.”
They were not the only ones to call him out.
When Trump’s campaign started trying to find ways to distance himself from the campaign and the controversial comments he’d made in a series of videos, the protesters continued to harass Trump supporters.
At least one Trump supporter was arrested.
In the middle of the night, the crowd of protesters tried to march through the building to his car.
They tried to knock down a sign reading “Trump” that read, “Don’t come near this car.
Do not come near Trump.
He’s the KKK.”
At some point, they broke through a fence and tried to walk through the parking lot of Trump’s hotel, Trump Tower.
The protesters then chased Trump’s limo driver and tried repeatedly to get in his car, with no success.
As Trump supporters began to leave the area, they began throwing punches at Trump’s vehicle.
When a Trump rally organizer saw the protesters harassing Trump, he approached and called them out.
“You need to calm down,” he told the group.
“I’m the only one who’s going to stand up to this.
And if you guys get in my car, I’ll be sorry.”
Trump’s team said in a statement that they had “zero tolerance for this type of behavior” and “took immediate action” against the protesters.
As they left, Trump was asked by a reporter whether he was okay with the crowd throwing punches.
“They’ve got to be kidding,” Trump said.
“The people who want to come in here, and who are violent, I’m not going to tolerate it.”
He later told reporters he would “get in the car” and drive them away.