US President-elect Donald Trump addresses supporters in Orlando, Florida.
US President-elect Donald Trump addresses supporters in Orlando, Florida. Willie J. Allen Jr.

Trump labels supporters mean and 'vicious'

DONALD Trump has told his supporters they were "nasty and mean and vicious” during the US election campaign.

Mr Trump made the comments in Orlando as he continued his Thank You Tour, while also admitting that supporters got "violent”.

"You people were vicious, violent, screaming, 'Where's the wall? We want the wall!', screaming 'Prison! Prison! Lock her up!'. I mean you are going crazy. I mean, you were nasty and mean and vicious and you wanted to win, right?,” Mr Trump said.

"But now, you're mellow and you're cool and you're not nearly as vicious or violent, right? Because we won, right?”

It is the first admission by the President-elect that there was an issue with violence at some of his rallies, having repeatedly downplayed reports, saying his rallies were "the safest place on Earth”.

CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond said he was abused at that very rally in Orlando by a Trump supporter who threw an empty water bottle at him and called him "trash”.

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