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Trump claims in a sworn deposition that he was afraid of being pelted with or murdered by'very hazardous' fruits during rallies.

 

pineapples and other "high-risk" fruit at him   saying in a sworn statement that "you could kill if it happens."    He published excerpts of 412 hours of video evidence in a lawsuit filed by a group of protesters alleging that Trump's security guards beat them in 2015, making Trump's comments about the potentially deadly effects of the ballistic product public.    "I wanted people to be ready because we were put on alert because they were going to pay off," Trump said in his October 2021 testimony, according to a copy of the measures.




Former President Donald Trump expressed concern during campaign rallies that protesters could throw tomatoes


pineapples and other "high-risk" fruit at him


saying in a sworn statement that "you could kill if it happens."


He published excerpts of 412 hours of video evidence in a lawsuit filed by a group of protesters alleging that Trump's security guards beat them in 2015, making Trump's comments about the potentially deadly effects of the ballistic product public.


"I wanted people to be ready because we were put on alert because they were going to pay off," Trump said in his October 2021 testimony, according to a copy of the measures.


Trump added that "tomatoes are bad" and that "some fruits are much worse."


"But it's very dangerous. 


I remember this specific event because everyone was on alert. They were about to hit - they were going to hit hard, "he said.


Trump was questioned about his remarks at a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids


Iowa, in February 2016, where he encouraged supporters to "get rid of nonsense" in any protesters who tried to throw him with tomatoes.


The incident was one of several in which Trump urged violence against his critics


usually claiming "self-defence" as justification for such actions.


"I got a short notice, in case you meet these security guys - we have great security guys," Trump said at a rally in Iowa. 


They said," Mr. Trump, there might be someone with tomatoes in the audience. So, if you see someone preparing to throw tomatoes


get them out of the garbage, right? Seriously. All right? "


Trump then continued his pledge that he would "pay legal fees" to anyone following his instructions, adding, "It won't be much, because the courts agree with us as well."


During Trump's testimony in October, a lawyer for prosecutors asked Benjamin that Dictor had found any protesters with tomatoes in their possession during the Cedar Rapids rally. "It turns out nothing happened," Trump said.


"Do you expect that if your security guards see someone about to throw a tomato grain

 they have to get rid of it?" Dr. Trump asked.


"Yes, I think they have to be aggressive in preventing this from happening," Trump said. "Because if it does, you can kill if it does.


 to prevent anyone from throwing pineapple, tomatoes, bananas and things like that, yes, they are dangerous things. "


Trump said yes, adding that he expects his security team to use physical force in such situations.


According to The Washington Post, protesters filed a lawsuit in 2015, alleging that Trump's then bodyguard Keith Schiller and other security officers assaulted them during a rally against Trump's anti-Latino remarks.


 Schiller, who eventually became a White House employee, said he only slapped a protester after grabbing him.


Trump was called to testify in 2019 :


but his claims of presidential privilege forced the questioning to be postponed until late last year.


  • During his interrogation, Trump noted that his remark
  • Put the crap out" meant "some kind of humor.
  • But maybe, you know, a little truth in that," he continued.


Lawyers took a break at some point to discuss whether tomatoes were fruits.


  • "Tomatoes are fruit, after all, I think," Dictor said.
  • "And you know what..."
  • Jeffrey Goldman, Trump's lawyer, stressed that "it has seeds."


"It's worse than tomatoes, it's other things, too," Trump continued. "But tomatoes, when they start doing these things, it's very dangerous. there was an alert that day ".