Donald Trump accuses Bernie Sanders of telling his supporters to disrupt his campaign rallies and threatens to respond by sending his own "disrupters" to the Democratic candidate's events.
Bernie Sanders is lying when he says his disruptors aren't told to go to my events. Be careful Bernie, or my supporters will go to yours!-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2016
"We have never, never once told anybody to do anything like that," Sanders said in a Sunday interview. He added that Trump is "a pathological liar."
Protesters being tossed has become a regular feature of Trump's massive rallies, but the frequency and intensity has increased in recent days as the crucial Ohio and Floriday primaries approach on Tuesday.
Thousands of protesters forced the cancelation of Trump's planned rally in Chicago Friday night by surrounding the venue, with many getting inside where they clashed with Trump supporters.
Another dramatic incident happened Saturday at a airport hangar rally near Dayton, Ohio. A college student jumped a barrier and rushed the stage where Trump was speaking. Tommy Dimassimo was tackled by Secret Service agents and then taken away to be charged with inducing panic and disorderly conduct.
Trump claims that Dimassimo was "ISIS related" and a Sanders supporter. The ISIS claim was based on a purported ISIS propaganda video posted online featuring Dimassimo, however, Lead Stories confirmed the video was a hoax. Federal investigators have also said they know of no connection to the terror group. It was unclear if he was a Sanders' supporter, although he is directly linked to the "Black Lives Matter" movement.
Sanders has denied that his campaign is encouraging any protest disruptions of Trump events