The man who repeatedly punched a non-violent Trump protester during a Trump event in Fayetteville, North Carolina has been charged with assault and disorderly conduct. Now you may be asking, which man and which protester, due to the constant stream of violence coming from Trump staff and supporters at his rallies, aimed at Trump protesters and the media.
The protester is Rakeem Jones and the Trump supporter is, according to CNN’s Jeremy Diamond (yes, the Jeremy of this Donald Trump quote, “No one listens to you, Jeremy!”), John McGraw, a 78-year-old man.
The man who punched Trump protester is 78-year-old John McGraw. He is being charged with assault and disorderly conduct, per local PD
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) March 10, 2016
Shaun King of the New York Daily News tweeted this morning to ask for help identifying the “racist Trump supporter” who repeatedly punched the protester in the face last night at the Crown Coliseum.
Help me identify the racist Trump supporter who repeatedly punched this protestor in the face last night.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) March 10, 2016
Asked and answered.
The police or security escorting the protesters out didn’t move to stop the Trump supporter from repeatedly punching the protester in the face, nor did any other Trump supporters try to stop the man or lay a hand on him in an attempt to calm him down. This seemed to be par for the course for them.
However Rakeem Jones was “tackled to the ground and arrested by security” at the scene.
The men working security who watched this go down and then arrested the non-violent protester while not even moving to stop the deranged racist who attacked the protester need to explain their choices.
Is this is the vision Republicans have for making America “great” again? And they blame Obama for the “division”. Huh.
The media keeps asking Democrats if they think Donald Trump is a racist. This question was asked last night during the Univision Democratic debate. My question to the media is, “Do you have eyes and a brain with which to make determinations based on systemic behavior?”
If not, here’s a big clue: This is what stoking racism looks like.
Ms. Jones is the co-founder/ editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
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