ASSOCIATED PRESS — The political world is closely watching the latest Donald Trump campaign events after the Republican presidential candidate canceled a Chicago rally over fears of violence.
The GOP front-runner is scheduled to campaign Saturday in Ohio — Dayton and Cleveland — before an evening event in Kansas City, Missouri.
It was a raucous scene Friday night in Chicago when Trump called off the rally due to safety concerns after protesters packed the area where he was to speak.
The announcement of the postponement led a large portion of the crowd inside the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion to break out into loud cheers.
Trump says a rally in Cincinnati planned for Sunday is still on despite the concerns about violence that canceled last night’s rally.
Trump said in an interview with MSNBC on Friday that, “You can’t have a rally in a major city in this country anymore without violence or potential violence.”
He’s also continuing to make the case that scenes of protesters clashing with supporters and police on Friday have emboldened those who back his campaign.
Meanwhile, fellow Republican candidate Marco Rubio has had some sharp words for Trump.
Rubio, still hoping to be the GOP presidential nominee, has said he’d support whichever candidate the party picks. Trump is the front-runner, and Rubio says he’ll stick to his pledge, but “it’s getting harder every day.”
Rubio says that some of the blame for what happened Friday night lies with the protesters, but he says much of the divisiveness is in Trump’s hands.
The Florida senator says Trump is feeding into some voters’ anger and bitterness and manipulating that for votes.
Rubio is campaigning in his home state of Florida, which holds its presidential primary on Tuesday.
Another Republican candidate also seems to be running out of patience when it comes to Trump.
John Kasich blames Trump for creating what Kasich calls “toxic environment” in the presidential race.
The Ohio governor is suggesting he may not support Trump should the businessman become the GOP nominee.
He says during a stop in Cincinnati that there’s “no place for a national leader to prey on the fears of people.”
Kasich’s comments come during a news conference to address the violence that led to the cancellation of Trump’s rally in Chicago Friday night.