Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump accused rival Hillary Clinton and US president Barack Obama for inciting violence at his rallies across the country.
While taking at the third and final presidential debate, Trump said: “I believe it was her campaign that did it just like if you look at what came out today on the clips where I was wondering what happened with my rally in Chicago and other rallies where we had such violence.
“She’s the one and Obama that caused the violence. They hired people. They paid them $1500, and they’re on tape saying be violent, cause fights, do bad things,” he added.
In the recent past, the protesters have clashed with Trump supporters several times during the rallies. Trump campaign recently cancelled a rally in Chicago amid fights between supporters and demonstrators.
“In particular in Chicago, people were hurt and people could have been killed in that riot. And that was now, all on tape, started by her. I believe that she got these people to step forward. If it wasn’t, they get their ten minutes of fame. But it was all fiction. It was lies and it was fiction,” Trump said.
Trump also argued both Clinton and Obama are engaging in a criminal act by forcing people to start violence in his rallies, saying “when I saw what they did, which is a criminal act by the way, where they’re telling people to go out and start fist-fights and start violence.”
Trump recently questioned the legitimacy of US presidential election process claiming the election is being rigged by media in many places.
“The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary – but also at many polling places – SAD,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
However, critics of Trump find these allegations as part of a strategy to defend his expected defeat in the election.