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CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 11, 2016
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(Studio: John Berman; Chicago: Jim Acosta) The postponement of a speech by Donald Trump due to protest fights at the University of Illinois at Chicago that spun out of control discussed; scenes shown of the chaos of protesters, Trump supporters & security in & outside the arena; Trump campaign statement quoted.

(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Maggie Haberman & John King about the chaos in Chicago; scenes shown of the punch in North Carolina thrown by a Trump supporter & from Chicago earlier & now. [HABERMAN, KING, GERGEN - offer views on "rough stuff" at recent Trump events, how Trump eggs on his supporters against protesters, what he should do about the challenge to his event, how he needs to make a statement about this kind of violence like in 1968, how the candidate must set the tone for the rallies, what Trump said earlier tonight about Chicago, how this is a test for Trump to be "presidential," how this could cost Trump the nomination if chaos represents the future, the security problems here in Chicago.] [Former Secret Service agent Dan BONGINO - explains security crowd control, how this {a near-violent protest} is not a Trump issue; defends Trump.]

(Studio: John Berman; Chicago: Jeff Zeleny, Jim Acosta) The nature of the protests now outside the arena in Chicago after it was decided the rally would not come off, how the Trump campaign decided to cancel discussed; scenes shown from the streets. [Trump SUPPORTER - criticizes the protesters.]

(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion continued with CNN's Republicans Kaleigh McEnany & Stuart Stevens about Trump, the protests in Chicago & the significance of events; scenes shown from Chicago outside the arena. [STEVENS - compares Trump to George Wallace: exalting in the "thugocracy," which is a train no nowhere; states Trump wants violence & creates an atmosphere.] [Trump supporter McENANY - backs Trump's statement & renouncing of violence; blames the protesters; defends Trump's off-the-cuff remarks.] [BONGINO - describes the Secret Service role in protecting someone from threats; blames the protesters.] [HABERMAN - offers perspective from covering the Trump campaign.]

(Studio: John Berman: Chicago: Jeff Zeleny; Washington: John King; Atlanta: Gary Tuchman) The mostly Hispanic peaceful protests here in Chicago against Trump's immigration policies, whether this is a sign of what is to come with more protests at Trump rallies & that Donald Trump does not back down, the e-mail from about the protest, how Trump security reacts against possible protests discussed. [GERGEN - cites the Twitter support for Bongino's position, but Trump has made a lot of incendiary comments & "unleashed spirits" that bring these kinds of clashes.] [HABERMAN - predicts more ugliness; explains how Trump is tapping into Republican anger.] [STEVENS - speculates about the likely reaction of the other presidential candidates to what happened tonight.] [McENANY - blames the protesters.] [STEVENS - criticizes Trump for a lack of responsibility now that he is a serious candidate.]

(Studio: John Berman) A review of what occurred tonight with protests against Trump's presence at a planned event presented. [KING - speculates about the voting on Tuesday.]

Berman, John;
Acosta, Jim;
Jim, Jeff Zeleny,;
King, John;
Tuchman, Gary

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