Another Trump rally, another act of violence against an African-American.
Numerous videos confirm that a Black man was recently sucker punched by Donald Trump supporter at a recent event for the GOP frontrunner in North Carolina, the Washington Post reported.
Rakeem Jones, a protester, was “led out of the rally by men in uniforms that read ‘Sheriff’s Office.’ The man extends a middle finger to the audience on his way out,” The Post writes. However, all of a sudden, a white man in a cowboy hat, came up and punched Jones in the face. Not surprisingly, the crowd cheers.
“Boom, he caught me…After I get it, before I could even gain my thoughts, I’m on the ground getting escorted out. Now I’m waking up this morning looking at the news and seeing me getting hit again,” Jones told the Post.
Thankfully, the man who attacked Jones isn’t getting away with.
BREAKING: Man charged with assaulting a protester at Donald Trump rally in North Carolina: local TV
TMZ has identified the man as 78-year old John McGraw, who has been charged for assault and disorderly conduct and is scheduled to appear in court April 6. Apparently, the turned himself in to the police on Thursday morning.
This type of behavior isn’t all that surprising given the type of environment Trump breeds with his problematic rhetoric. Just a few weeks ago, a Black woman was manhandled and assaulted in Kentucky. A terrifying video shows the woman, alone in a crowd of hostile people calling her a “nigger” and a “cunt.”