CNN's Cuomo: Is Donald Trump “Getting Unfair Scrutiny” For Claiming Riots Will Occur If He Is Not The GOP Nominee?

Chris Cuomo: “Is He Getting Unfair Scrutiny For This Little Bit Of Hyperbole?”

From the March 17 edition of CNN's New Day:

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CHRIS CUOMO (HOST): I will tell you, Team Trump is, they're flummoxed in this case, Errol. They're like, I don't understand why this is being taken as a threat. You know, he was just saying it as a suggestion. He wouldn't lead such things. Is he getting unfair scrutiny for this little bit of hyperbole?

ERROL LOUIS: Look, coming out of anybody else's mouth, right, if any other candidate said there may be riots, we would know that they meant a big angry sort of fight, political fight, peaceful fight. But with Donald Trump, especially after the last weekend, we've all seen this montage of him, you know, sort of openly calling for people to be beaten, or saying, you know, it's not so bad or I'd like to punch him in the face. He has walked that line, and so you have to take this stuff kind of seriously when he talks that way.