A Chicago Police Department spokesman told The Associated Press that the police did not suggest Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPuerto Rico towards equality at the first Hispanic state Trump supporters counting on labor-friendly DOL chief George Clooney: Trump, Bannon 'Hollywood elitists' MORE cancel his Friday night rally, contrary to what Trump has said in interviews.
That runs contrary to what Trump has said in interviews since massive protests engulfed his event and supporters clashed with demonstrators after the cancellation announcement.
"I spoke with law enforcement and made [the call to cancel] in conjuction with law enforcement, and I think we made a wise decision," Trump said in a phone interview on MSNBC.
"I think we were given credit" for putting off the event, Trump said.
Huge crowds of protesters and Trump fans clashed in the streets and in the University of Illinois venue Friday, the culmination of a week of Trump events marked by violence.