I don't really have context for what he said to you, so i can't fully answer that question. I've been present for his appearances in the past, and although he can be annoying at times, he's relatively harmless. It's the people that feed into his outrage culture that blow things out of proportion. most of the things he says are specifically geared to get a rise out of people, and it works the majority of the time. That 100% does not excuse the things he's done, but he's a person, just like you or I. Stooping to his level and sending that kind of hate back to him isn't the way to go. By all means, you can stand up for yourself or other people, but you don't have to be nasty about it and feed into it.
I guess I'm not 100% on anyone's side. I dislike being concrete about those things.