Trump claims immunity as president from rally violence lawsuit

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Lawyers defending President Trump in a civil lawsuit stemming from a 2016 campaign rally are claiming, in part, that he is "immune from suit because he is President of the United States."

The argument was included in a legal filing submitted Friday to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, according to Politico.

The incident in question occurred during a Trump campaign rally in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 1, 2016, notes Chicago Tribune.

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Anti-Trump protesters (L) clash with Donald Trump supporters (C) outside the Anaheim Convention Center during a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Police were on high alert one day after violence marred a Trump rally in the southwestern state of New Mexico, where anti-Trump protesters hurled rocks and police fired smoke grenades in efforts to rein in the chaos. Dozens of security personnel including police on horseback maintained control in Anaheim, although some skirmishes broke out between Trump opponents and his backers as protesters chanted expletives about the brash billionaire. At least two arrests were made. / AFP / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-Trump protesters stand outside the Anaheim Convention Center following a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Police were on high alert one day after violence marred a Trump rally in the southwestern state of New Mexico, where anti-Trump protesters hurled rocks and police fired smoke grenades in efforts to rein in the chaos. Dozens of security personnel including police on horseback maintained control in Anaheim, although some skirmishes broke out between Trump opponents and his backers as protesters chanted expletives about the brash billionaire. At least two arrests were made. / AFP / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Police watch as an anti-Trump protester shouts abuse at a parking lot full of Trump supporters waiting for permission to leave (back) outside the Anaheim Convention Center after a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Police were on high alert one day after violence marred a Trump rally in the southwestern state of New Mexico, where anti-Trump protesters hurled rocks and police fired smoke grenades in efforts to rein in the chaos. Dozens of security personnel including police on horseback maintained control in Anaheim, although some skirmishes broke out between Trump opponents and his backers as protesters chanted expletives about the brash billionaire. At least two arrests were made. / AFP / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25: Police force protesters down a street, away from Trump supporters jeering from a parking structure, near a campaign rally by presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Anaheim Convention Center on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Previous visits by the candidate to Orange County have sparked in protests that resulted in some arrests. The presidential candidates are campaigning in Southern California for the June 7 California primary. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25: A protester punches a Donald Trump pinata near a campaign rally by presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Anaheim Convention Center on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Previous visits by the candidate to Orange County have sparked in protests that resulted in some arrests. The presidential candidates are campaigning in Southern California for the June 7 California primary. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25: Anti-Trump protesters and Trump supporters clash outside a campaign rally by presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Anaheim Convention Center on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Previous visits by the candidate to Orange County have sparked in protests that resulted in some arrests. The presidential candidates are campaigning in Southern California for the June 7 California primary. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25: Protesters stomp on a Donald Trump pinata near a campaign rally by presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Anaheim Convention Center on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Previous visits by the candidate to Orange County have sparked in protests that resulted in some arrests. The presidential candidates are campaigning in Southern California for the June 7 California primary. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25: An anti-Trump protester (L) and a Trump support clash outside a campaign rally by presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Anaheim Convention Center on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Previous visits by the candidate to Orange County have sparked in protests that resulted in some arrests. The presidential candidates are campaigning in Southern California for the June 7 California primary. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Police watch as anti-Trump protesters unfurl the Mexican flag in front of a parking lot full of Trump supporters waiting for permission to leave (back) outside the Anaheim Convention Center after a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Police were on high alert one day after violence marred a Trump rally in the southwestern state of New Mexico, where anti-Trump protesters hurled rocks and police fired smoke grenades in efforts to rein in the chaos. Dozens of security personnel including police on horseback maintained control in Anaheim, although some skirmishes broke out between Trump opponents and his backers as protesters chanted expletives about the brash billionaire. At least two arrests were made. / AFP / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Police arrest a protestor during an anti-Trump demonstration outside the Anaheim Convention Center prior to a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Police were on high alert one day after violence marred a Trump rally in the southwestern state of New Mexico, where anti-Trump protesters hurled rocks and police fired smoke grenades in efforts to rein in the chaos. Dozens of security personnel including police on horseback maintained control in Anaheim, although some skirmishes broke out between Trump opponents and his backers as protesters chanted expletives about the brash billionaire. At least two arrests were made. / AFP / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-Trump protesters stand outside the Anaheim Convention Center during a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Police were on high alert one day after violence marred a Trump rally in the southwestern state of New Mexico, where anti-Trump protesters hurled rocks and police fired smoke grenades in efforts to rein in the chaos. Dozens of security personnel including police on horseback maintained control in Anaheim, although some skirmishes broke out between Trump opponents and his backers as protesters chanted expletives about the brash billionaire. At least two arrests were made. / AFP / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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A suit filed by the three plaintiffs against Trump says that "each attended the rally for the purpose of 'peacefully protesting Trump.' As they were protesting, Trump said, 'Get 'em out of here.'"

They then claim to have been physically attacked by being shoved and hit.

And there is, in fact, video from the rally showing one of the plaintiffs, an African-American woman named Kashiya Nwanguma, being forcibly pushed out.

While Trump's lawyers admit in their responding brief that he said "Get them out of here," they deny that his words were "directed at the crowd."

However, Politico points out that Alvin Bamberger, the man who could be seen pushing her, claims in his own legal filing that he "would not have acted as he did without Trump and/or the Trump Campaign's specific urging and inspiration."

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