Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpRonny Jackson, former White House doctor, predicts Biden will resign McCarthy: Pelosi appointing members of Jan. 6 panel who share 'pre-conceived narrative' Kinzinger denounces 'lies and conspiracy theories' while accepting spot on Jan. 6 panel MORE said during his final rally ahead of the Tuesday caucuses in Nevada that he wanted to punch a protester in the face.

"There's a guy, totally disruptive, throwing punches," Trump said during his rally on Monday night in Las Vegas after a disruption in the audience. "We're not allowed to punch back anymore."


"I love the old days. You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They'd be carried out on a stretcher, folks," Trump said, adding, "I'd like to punch him in the face."
He also labeled the person "nasty as hell." CNN reported that the man did not appear to be fighting with security officers escorting him out of the rally, despite Trump's claim.
It was the latest bit of harsh rhetoric from the outspoken billionaire, whose campaign rallies have been marked by protests throughout his controversial White House bid.
A physical altercation broke out at a Trump event in November between a black protester and several white rally attendees. Afterward, Trump suggested the Black Lives Matter protester "should have been roughed up."
Trump instructed security at a rally in January to take protesters' coats and "throw them out into the cold." At another event, a Muslim woman protesting the candidate was ejected after she stood up in silent protest.

Trump is battling rivals Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Defense: US launches another airstrike in Somalia | Amendment to expand Pentagon recusal period added to NDAA | No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia next week Here's evidence the Senate confirmation process is broken MORE and Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioBipartisan congressional commission urges IOC to postpone, relocate Beijing Games Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises | Website outages hit Olympics, Amazon and major banks Senators introduce bipartisan bill to secure critical groups against hackers MORE in Tuesday's caucuses in Nevada after a pair of wins in New Hampshire and South Carolina earlier this month.