Karl Rove, of all people, made a sound point on Fox News Sunday:
CHRIS WALLACE: Karl, do you expect all of this, about the rallies, the violence, do you expect it to have any impact on the vote on Tuesday? And if so, and I ask this as a genuinely open question, will it help Trump or hurt him?
KARL ROVE: Well, I think it will tend to help him. Let’s divorce this two, this question, put it into two parts. Moveon.org, Black Lives Matter and others who — who have announced their desire to break up Trump rallies by organized demonstrations inside the halls. This is reprehensible behavior, worthy of the (INAUDIBLE) run by colonels in mirrored sunglasses. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton and the leaders of the civil rights movement have a moral obligation to speak openly to these groups and discourage them from doing so. Do whatever you want outside the rallies. Do whatever you want to do outside the hall in a peaceful fashion. But to — to have, as an organized aim, like the leader of moveon.org said, to get into these rallies and disrupt them is fundamentally un-American.
On the other hand — and I don’t want to make these morally equivalent because I don’t want it to be cause and effect — Donald Trump’s behavior at the rallies — “knock the crap out of them, will you? Seriously, just knock the hell — I promise I will pay for the legal fees, I promise, I promise.” I mean the declaration in his interview with you that he had a — that people had a right to do this? He wants to be president of the United States.(transcript via Breitbart)
WALLACE: Talking about his supporters going after the protesters?
ROVE: Right. Yes, and he wants to be president of the United States. What president had — could you believe would indulge themselves in this kind of behavior?