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Protester Reportedly Cuts Spotlight at Trump Rally — but Likely Didn't Bet on the GOP Front-Runner's Response


"Those lights were brutal."


(TheBlaze/AP) — After a protester at a Donald Trump rally in Atlanta, Georgia, cut the spotlights Sunday, the result was a surreal scene in which Trump — rather than getting annoyed — actually preferred the dimmer room without bright lights in his eyes.

"Oh I like that much better!" Trump said after the spotlights went dark. "Those lights were brutal. Do they come from the dishonest press?"

Lighting director Bob Hunter told The Associated Press he stepped away from his booth near the front of the stage for a quick bathroom break and then returned to a chaotic scene with shouts in his headset letting him know the lights were off. He said people in the area told him a protester had reached over and pulled a wire.

But after Hunter quickly turned them back up, Trump nixed the move.

"They're too bright, turn them off!" he shouted, before leading his supporters in a chant of: "Turn off the lights!"

Hunter quickly obliged.

"I was trying not to be that guy," he said with a sheepish laugh after the rally. "You're making me that guy."

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