trump's false promise to pay for his legal fees contributed to the decision. trump's lawyers are counter-suing the supporter for legal fees incurred for having to defend him in court. trump himself will not appear in court, of course, because he's too busy playing golf. Man accused of attacking rally protester says Trump inspired him By Ray Sanchez Sun April 16, 2017 CNN Donald Trump supporter Alvin Bamberger is accused of assaulting a protester at a 2016 campaign rally in Kentucky. But if the 75-year-old veteran lost his cool at the Louisville rally, he did so at the "urging and inspiration" of his President, Bamberger alleges in a lawsuit against Trump. "Trump and/or the Trump campaign urged and inspired Bamberger to act as he did," according to the Ohio resident's claim, which was filed in Louisville federal court on Friday. .... 'Urged and inspired' by Trump Now Bamberger is coming after Trump, with a claim filed by Louisville attorney Stephen Pence that alleges the then-candidate and his campaign "repeatedly urged people attending" his rallies to "remove individuals who were voicing opposition to Trump's candidacy." At some rallies, the lawsuit says, Trump and his campaign "promised to pay the legal fees of those who -- following Trump's urgings -- removed the protesters." Bamberger admits he "touched" a woman but denied the assault, according to court documents. "To the extent that Bamberger acted, he did so in response to -- and inspired by -- Trump and/or the Trump campaign's urging to remove the protesters," the lawsuit says. "If Bamberger is adjudged liable to Nwanguma for his actions, Trump and/or the Trump campaign should be adjudged liable to Bamberger in an equal sum, because Trump and/or the Trump campaign urged and inspired Bamberger to act as he did." 'Immune from suit because he is President' In court documents, Trump's attorneys denied the allegations, asked the court to dismiss the case and argued their client is "immune from suit because he is President." Trump's legal team also asked that the President be awarded costs, expenses and attorney fees. The President's attorneys admitted their client said "Get them out of here" during the rally -- referring to the protesters -- but said he was not directing his comments to the crowd. And, they said, Trump instructed his security, "Don't hurt them." .... The negligence claims arise from the plaintiffs' allegations that Trump knew his supporters would attack protesters. In particular, Trump's directive to eject a black woman was reckless, given the presence of a white nationalist group in the audience, the complaint says.