Bob Dole: Anti-Trump protesters ‘young punks’

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Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) says most protesters targeting President-elect Donald Trump are uninformed “punks” who are unaware of the disruption they are causing.

“I don’t think they even know Donald Trump,” he told host Neil Cavuto on Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto Coast to Coast” Monday. “I think they’re crazy.

{mosads}“I bet half of them couldn’t even name his opponent. They don’t know anything about the election.

“I can’t understand what’s happening to the young people in America and what the future holds for the rest of this country if these young punks take over and continue their protests.”

Dole, the 1996 GOP presidential nominee, said Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and President Obama have an “obligation” to stem the unrest.

“After all, Obama’s still president of this great country. And Hillary, you know, has a lot of fans and of course whether they know her or not they are protesting because she lost.”

Dole added that young demonstrators are hurting themselves by skipping educational opportunities to protest Trump’s win.

“You ought to be in school worrying about your grades because if you’re going to have any life in the future you’ve got to have not only a high school diploma but if possible a college degree,” he said.

“I also wonder where their parents are,” added Dole, who backed Trump’s White House run. “If you have good parents, you’re not going to be out protesting.

“I just can’t believe what’s been happening with adults and college students and now high school students. I guess next it will be elementary schools and then kindergarten.”

Protests have erupted in multiple cities across the country since Trump won a shocking victory over Clinton last week.

Trump on Sunday said those nervous about his administration should know he means no harm.

“I would tell them, ‘Don’t be afraid,’ absolutely,” he said on CBS News’s “60 Minutes.” “We are going to bring our country back, but certainly, don’t be afraid.”

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