Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said following the Democratic National Convention that there were a few speakers at the convention that he wanted to “hit so hard,” including a “little guy,” that he wanted to hit “so hard his head would spin.”
“You know what I wanted to do. I wanted to hit a couple of those speakers so hard,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa late Thursday. “I would have hit them. No, no. I was going to hit them, I was all set and then I got a call from a highly respected governor,” Trump added
“I was gonna hit one guy in particular, a very little guy,” he said. “I was gonna hit this guy so hard his head would spin and he wouldn’t know what the hell happened,” Trump said.
It was not clear which “little guy” Trump was referring to.
Several speakers at the convention went after Trump, including former New York Mayor and former Republican Michael Bloomberg, who called the candidate a “dangerous demagogue.”
Trump was tweeting furiously during the speech of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton Thursday, accusing her of having the “worst judgment” and bringing “corruption and devastation wherever she goes.”
No one has worse judgement than Hillary Clinton – corruption and devastation follows her wherever she goes.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2016
He said Clinton “cannot even say the words” radical Islam, while accusing her in another tweet of “unleashing destruction, terrorism and ISIS across the world.”
In a campaign statement released later, Trump said Clinton’s speech “was an insulting collection of clichés and recycled rhetoric. She spent the evening talking down to the American people she’s looked down on her whole life.”
Clinton, he said, only stands “with the donors and special interests who’ve bankrolled her entire life.”
Earlier in the evening, Trump accused her former rival in the democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, of “selling out.”
“I was going to say it before. What Bernie should have done instead of selling out to the devil which is what he did, Bernie should have quietly let everything happen, have his protest. He’ll lose, have his protest, go home. He would have gone home a hero,” Trump said. “Really, now he’s on the other side of the equation except for one thing, trade. He’s the only one that gets it,” Trump was quoted by ABC as saying.