Fired-up Trump supporters SHOVE protestors out of Las Vegas rally as ex-president tells Nevada voters ‘your primary vote doesn’t mean anything’ – only hours after he was slapped with staggering $83.8M damages bill

Donald Trump’s supporters didn’t even wait for security to engage with protesters at his Las Vegas rally on Saturday, as they took matters into their own hands and pushed the rowdy attendees from the venue.

The day after the former president was ordered to pay $83.8 million to E. Jean Carroll for defamation, he flew to Nevada for a rally just 8 miles from his golden hotel on the Las Vegas strip.

As a group of rally-goers became rowdy – and seemingly anti-Trump – a group of supporters pushed the American flag-wearing participants out of the venue and shouted at them as the former president said: ‘No, they’re actually friends – enthusiastic friends.’

Trump’s rally in Nevada came off back-to-back victories in Iowa’s Jan. 15 caucuses and New Hampshire’s Jan. 23 primary.

Donald Trump urged his supporters to skip the Nevada primary and only participate in the caucus because 'your primary vote means nothing'

Donald Trump urged his supporters to skip the Nevada primary and only participate in the caucus because ‘your primary vote means nothing’

Supporters of the former president helped push protesters out of the venue outside Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday afternoon

Supporters of the former president helped push protesters out of the venue outside Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday afternoon

Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris and running mate Doug Emhoff played Democratic counter shows in Las Vegas the same day as Trump’s visit to the early primary contest state.

Nevada’s presidential primary is next, but almost no candidates campaigned in the state — even before all but three dropped out of the race — as confusion swirls over the close-fought primary and caucus contests.

“The message from the voters of our party is clear – it’s time to finish this primary contest and get down to work defeating (Biden),” Trump said, explaining that there are two different primary contests this year takes place.

“And remember this, we all call it a primary vote, but I like to call it a caucus because it is,” he said, insisting: “Your primary vote doesn’t mean anything – it’s your caucus vote .’

‘In your state you have both the primary and you have a caucus. Don’t worry about the primary, just do the caucus thing,’ Trump instructed his voters. “And we continue to defeat Crooked Joe Biden.”

Nevada is historically the third primary state — but usually only holds caucuses, like Iowa. This year, however, the state decided to hold a primary election, while Nevada’s Republican Party said it would hold caucuses and that all delegates would be assigned through that contest.

The primary is on Tuesday, February 6 and the caucuses are on Thursday, February 8.

The former president spoke out against Nikki Haley, the last serious contender against Trump in the presidential primary

The former president spoke out against Nikki Haley – the last serious contender against Trump in the presidential primary

A sea of ​​red hats as rally goers listen to Donald Trump speak during his rally in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, January 27, 2024

A sea of ​​red hats as rally goers listen to Donald Trump speak during his rally in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, January 27, 2024

The shake-up led to much confusion and anger from Republicans.

One Trump supporter from Arizona who moved to a Vegas suburb recently told DailyMail.com at Saturday’s rally that the contested primary “makes everything so confusing.”

Billy, 62, of Las Vegas, said he didn’t even know there were two contests until he showed up for the rally and says he doubts any of his friends and family are tuned in to what’s going on this year.

Trump is running for the caucuses — and is a shoe-in to win all the delegates, as his only competition is long-shot candidate and Texas-based pastor and entrepreneur Ryan Binkley.

Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley filed only in Nevada for the primary, meaning she can’t pick up any delegates in the state.

After her second-place finish in New Hampshire, Haley made it clear that her focus is now on her home state of South Carolina, which will hold its fourth primary contest on February 24.

“Is she still campaigning?” Trump said of Nikki Haley at his rally. ‘She just got endorsed by Liz Cheney, can you believe it? If Liz Cheney ever endorsed me, I’d be like, ‘No, I don’t want that.’

Disgraced former Republican Rep. Liz Cheney urged Haley to stay in the race.

Trump, Haley and Binkley are the three Republicans still running in the 2024 Republican presidential primary.

As Trump headed to his Nevada rally, E Jean Carroll, 80, broke down in tears and hugged her lawyers in court on Friday as she was awarded $83.3 million in her defamation lawsuit against him.

The 80-year-old sued Trump for his defamatory statements disparaging her and denying her rape allegations.

Trump left court around 4:00 p.m. Friday to head to Las Vegas despite the impending decision.

Trump's rally came a day after he was ordered to pay $83.8 million in the defamation suit filed by author E. Jean Carroll, 80, seen leaving court in Manhattan on Friday

Trump’s rally came a day after he was ordered to pay $83.8 million in the defamation suit filed by author E. Jean Carroll, 80, seen leaving court in Manhattan on Friday