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A man who has been accused in a lawsuit of assaulting a protester at a Donald Trump campaign rally in Louisville past year has filed a counter suit against the president, claiming that he would never have acted the way he did without Trump's "urging and inspiration".

Bamberger alleges in a lawsuit, that Trump inspired his actions at a rowdy rally in March 2016. "Bamberger would not have acted as he did without Trump and/or the Trump Campaign's specific urging and inspiration".

"Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump and/or the Trump campaign repeatedly urged people attending Trump political rallies to remove individuals who were voicing opposition", reads Bamberger's filing, which seeks to have Trump pay Bamberg's damages if he's found liable.

Earlier this month a federal judge in Louisville said in a ruling that then-candidate Trump incited the use of violence against the protesters. "The Trump defendants deny that Mr. Trump directed his statement to the crowd", the lawyers wrote. Trump could be heard saying "get 'em out of here" from the stage at that rally. However, they say Trump was instructing his security team, not the crowd.

During the rally, Trump allegedly instructed his supporters to "get them out of here" while they were peacefully protesting at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

On Friday, Trump's lawyers responded to the original lawsuit, saying that as president he is immune to such lawsuits, the Associated Press reported.

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Bamberger, an OH resident dressed in a military uniform on the day of the incident, admits "touching" Nwanguma but not hitting or shoving her. He "had no prior intention to act as he did".

Also on Friday, the president's lawyers argued that Trump and his campaign "lack sufficient information" about most of the allegations "and therefore deny them".

A member of a Korean war veterans association, Bamberger, 75, a year ago wrote a letter to a veterans' association that expressed regret for his actions at the rally.

In a blogpost for his white nationalist group, the Traditionalist Youth Network, Heimbach also admitted a role.

That was the rally in which Bamberger and a man named Matthew Heimbach pushed Nwanguma back and forth.

He added: "Taken out of context, the elderly veteran, several others in the crowd, and I appear to be roughing up the woman because she's black".


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