During a stop on his “thank you” tour in Orlando, President-elect Donald Trump on Friday admitted that his followers were “vicious” and “violent” during the campaign:
“You people were vicious, violent, screaming, ‘Where’s the wall? We want the wall!’ Screaming, ‘Prison! Prison! Lock her up!’ I mean you are going crazy. I mean, you were nasty and mean and vicious and you wanted to win, right?”
“But now, you’re mellow and you’re cool and you’re not nearly as vicious or violent, right? Because we won, right?”
You'll recall that during the campaign, Trump often denied violence occurred at his rallies, saying any such incidents were caused by "plants" who were paid to disrupt.
Many times, however, Trump told his crowds he would pay the legal fees of any supporter who was arrested for punching an anti-Trump protester.