Published: Tue, April 18, 2017
Global | By Doris Richards

Trump claims immunity as president from protesters' lawsuit

Trump claims immunity as president from protesters' lawsuit

"If I say 'Go get 'em, ' I get in trouble with the press".

Trump's attorneys responded to the suit on Friday suggesting that while he did say "Get them out of here", the words were not directed at the crowd and that he told security not to hurt the protesters.

Pictured on the left is the 2016 Kentucky rally that is now the subject of a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump, right.

It argues that Trump and his campaign are liable for Bamberger's aggression because they " urged and inspired Bamberger to act as he did".

In his cross-claim filed Monday, Heimbach argued that after Trump asked for the protesters to be removed, he "relied on Trump's reputation and expertise in doing the things alleged".

The attorney representing 75-year-old veteran and Trump fan Alvin Bamberg said that his assault of a protester was directly caused by the inflammatory comments made by then-candidate Trump.

Local news station WDRB in Louisville reported that the man 75-year-old Alvin Bamberger, of OH, filed his counterclaim Friday where he argues that Trump and his campaign "repeatedly urged people attending" the then-candidate's rallies to "remove individuals who were voicing opposition to Trumps candidacy".

Bamberger can be seen on video repeatedly shoving Nwanguma.

"Bamberger had no prior intention to act has he did", the lawyers wrote.

Bamberger acknowledged he "touched" a woman but denied assaulting anyone.

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Attorneys for the protesters have argued the Trump supporters who allegedly roughed them up were acting on Trump's declarations.

And in a most interesting twist, one of the men named in the lawsuit along with the president says he agrees with the plaintiffs-that is, Trump encouraged bodily harm to the protesters.

Bamberger also cited other Trump rallies, saying Trump and his campaign "repeatedly urged people attending" the rallies to "remove individuals who were voicing opposition to Trumps candidacy" and promised to pay the legal fees of those who removed protesters.

Nwanguma, Shah and Brousseau accuse Heimbach and Bamberger of assault and battery.

The three people who claim they were attacked by Bamberger have also accused the Trump campaign of inciting a riot, negligence, gross negligence and recklessness.

The legal action brought last month on the protesters' behalf seeks damages from two Trump supporters accused of assault as well as the president and his White House campaign.

He also said, Don't hurt 'em.

Bamberger, who wore a Korean War Veterans Association uniform at the rally, later conceded in a letter to the group that he "pushed a young woman down the aisle toward the exit", the court ruling states.

And he accepted as true her claims that Trump's speech "was calculated to incite violence" against the protesters. Video of the rally, Heimbach wrote, "features yours truly helping the crowd drive out one of the women who had been pushing, shoving, barking, and screaming at the attendees for the better part of an hour".

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