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White Nationalist Blames Trump in Campaign Rally Assault Suit

Trump's team had dismissed the lawsuit on Friday, denying the president was encouraging his supporters to take action

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    This March 26, 2016, file photo shows Matthew Heimbach (center), chairman of the Traditionalist Worker Party, and fellow supporters spreading support for their third party movement in Beattyville, Kentucky.

    A white nationalist who is accused of assaulting protesters at a Donald Trump campaign rally last year filed court papers Monday alleging that the president authorized the removal of the disruptive people, NBC News reported.

    Matthew Heimbach, of the Traditionalist Worker Party, is now the second defendant named in the March 30, 2016, lawsuit by the protesters to allege that Trump incited the violence against them.

    Heimbach argues that he "relied on Trump's authority" when the president repeatedly cried "Get 'em out of here" from the stage at his March 1, 2016, Louisville rally.

    Trump's team dismissed the lawsuit on Friday, denying the president was encouraging his supporters to take action. 

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