Donald Trump was back to his old tricks this past weekend when he encouraged rally rabble rousers in Iowa to beat up any protesters they saw at his last-minute event ahead of the Iowa caucus.

“There may be somebody with tomatoes in the audience.”

“So if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you, seriously.”

“Just knock the hell — I promise you I will pay for the legal fees, I promise.”

Trump promised to pay any resulting legal fees, proving that people like Trump feel that money puts them above the law. It is encouraging that the people of Iowa put Trump in second place, but with comments like that he shouldn’t be getting a single vote.

People seem to believe that Trump is above political influence because of his money, but they don’t realize is that Trump feels he is above everything because of his money, politics or no; and he might just be right.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com