Poll Context: Donald Trump cancelled his Chicago rally on Friday evening, calling off the event due to safety concerns after organized protesters packed the arena where he was scheduled to speak.
“Trump represents everything America is not and everything Chicago is not,” said Kamran Siddiqui, 20, a student at the school who was among those celebrating. “We came in here and we wanted to shut this down. Because this is a great city and we don’t want to let that person in here.”
“It’s a shame,” said Trump supporter Bill Tail, 43, of the Chicago suburb of Oaklawn. “They scream about tolerance, but are being intolerant themselves. That doesn’t make sense.”
Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton all made statements condemning the protests but also used those statements to condemn Trump’s aggressive rhetoric. Do you think Trump’s rhetoric plays into the hands of the protesters and should he tone it down?