Friday, March 11, 2016

Donald Trump supporter sucker punches protester. Why yes the protester was black, thanks for asking.

Courtesy of HuffPo:

Video surfaced Thursday of a Donald Trump supporter punching a protester in the face at the Republican presidential front-runner's rally in North Carolina on Wednesday. 

The footage shows a white man in a cowboy hat walk down the row to the aisle where protesters are leaving and sucker-punch an African-American man, later identified as Rakeem Jones. 

Moments before the attack, the protester appeared to wave a middle-finger at the crowd on his way out. Men in uniforms that read “Sheriff’s Office ” were leading the protesters away. 

Jones accused Cumberland County officers of failing to protect him. 

“The police jumped on me like I was the one swinging," he told The Washington Post.

It looks as if the Trump supporter was charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct.

So that's something at least. 

Unfortunately it is not just protesters attacking minorities, it is also campaign staff roughing up women.
Courtesy of Politico:  

Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski forcibly yanked Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields out of the way after his press conference in Florida on Tuesday night. 

Fields was attempting to ask Trump a question as he exited the press conference. Secret Service was starting to clear a path, when Fields was forcibly grabbed on her arm by Lewandowski, moving her out of the way and nearly bringing her down to the ground, a source who witnessed the situation told POLITICO. 

Fields was clearly roughed up by the move, the witness said. 

Michelle Fields
 Good plan to alienate minorities and women while waging a national campaign.


  1. Caroll Thompson6:26 AM

    If Trump is not careful, one of these days, his supporters are going to kill someone.

    1. Anonymous7:24 AM

      According to Trump, the protesters deserve what they get and he already somewhat condoned this behavior with his comment: his supporters would kill people if I asked them.

    2. Anonymous8:15 AM

      Unlike Chicago and Baltimore, where Obama and now Hillary supporters are regularly killing everyone.

    3. Anonymous8:33 AM

      Are You black?

    4. Anonymous8:34 AM

      8:15 - go back to Breitbart.

    5. abbafan8:49 AM

      Caroll - if the GOP hierarchy does not rein in this Frankenstein that has run amok, sadly, your prediction may come true. Ohio is pretty gun-happy; there will be violence at the RNC in Cleveland this July.

    6. Anonymous8:58 AM

      “He deserved it. The next time we see him, we might have to KILL him. We don’t know who he is. He might be with a terrorist organization.”

    7. Anonymous9:11 AM

      The protestor came looking for trouble and he found it, big surprise.

    8. Anonymous9:45 AM

      Ignore the dumbass trolls.

  2. Anonymous6:40 AM

    Breitbart? Does that mean that they are eating their own?

    1. Anonymous7:25 AM

      Nope. is still kissing Trump's ass and not providing any support for their (literally) bruised reporter.

  3. Anonymous6:43 AM

    In an interview, "Mr. Cowboy hat" stated that next time they should kill the protester because is probable belongs to ISIS.

    Good Job Donald, your gestapo at work !!
    O/T Trump's Tiny Hands Get Their Own SuperPAC

    The "Trump has tiny hands" movement is picking up steam, as demonstrated by the creation of a SuperPAC specifically designed to raise funds to request that Donald "release the measurements"

    A twitter handle has been created to support the PAC (@TrumpHandsPAC) and the fundraisers are encouraging people to use the hashtag #ReleaseTheMeasurements
    A spokesman for the SuperPac, Henry Kraemer was interviewed by KATU News. He said the following:

    "A lot of people have voiced concern about giving a man with Donald Trump's experience and temperament the nuclear launch codes. We are not sure if it means anything to give him the launch codes, because we don't know if his stubby little fingers can push the buttons down all the way.

    If we can’t trust him about his hands, which any child can see are tiny, what can we trust him on? If you can't trust a mans handshake, how can you trust their word?"

    Really should be tiny fingers, look at some of the comments-hilarious !!!

  4. Anonymous7:17 AM

    Most of us would call for peace, yet Donald encourages this. I am beyond mortified.

  5. Anonymous7:20 AM

    Another reason Democrats need to get out and vote:

    GOP Tyranny As Brownback’s GOP On the Verge Of Nullifying Kansas’ Judiciary

    Brownback's new ploy would make it possible for the Republican legislature to impeach any judge who goes against Republican dogma

  6. 66gardeners7:28 AM

    Do any legal minds out there know if Trump opens himself up to a lawsuit here?

    1. Inciting violence and US law -- pretty murky:

      Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 U.S. 444 (1969), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case based on the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Court held that government cannot punish inflammatory speech unless that speech is directed to inciting, and is likely to incite, imminent lawless action.[1] Specifically, it struck down Ohio's criminal syndicalism statute, because that statute broadly prohibited the mere advocacy of violence.

      The inciter must intend the others to engage in the behaviour constituting the offence, including any consequences which may result, and must know or believe (or possibly suspect) that those others will have the relevant mens rea. In R v Curr, the defendant allegedly incited women to commit offences under the Family Allowances Act 1945 but, because the prosecution did not prove that the women had the mens rea to constitute the offence, the conviction was quashed.

      I guess Trump is counting on the lack of mens rea in his supporters.

      Mens rea is a legal phrase used to describe the mental state a person must be in while committing a crime for it to be intentional. It can refer to a general intent to break the law or a specific, premeditated plan to commit a particular offense.

  7. Anonymous7:32 AM


    1. A very disappointing verdict by a lawyer re Trump's escalating incitement which is on the record -- the law can't touch Trump (and he knows just how far he can go).

  8. Anonymous8:02 AM


  9. Anonymous8:12 AM

    “He punched an officious intermeddler.” The person added: “It’s not like this was a BLM protest. Just a little poke on the beak. Cheapest lesson in manners this kid can get.”

    1. Anonymous9:39 AM

      Yes, after they sucker-punched him in the face, they delicately showed him which fork to use for the au d'oeuvres.

  10. Anonymous8:20 AM

    Why weren't the authorities trying to help the man who was slugged? It looked to me like they were going to haul him off to jail even though he had done nothing wrong. I am glad to read that the ignorant jerk who hit him was charged with assault. Wouldn't it be nice once in a while to see footage of a policeman coming to the assistance of an African American?

  11. Anonymous8:20 AM

    Morning Mix-WHAT THAT FUCK SAID>
    Defending the sucker punch at Trump rally: ‘Just a little poke on the beak’
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    By Justin Wm. Moyer March 11 at 10:45 AM
    McGraw. (Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)
    John McGraw. (Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office)
    Among honorable humans, the sucker punch is not highly regarded. The attacker, it seems, is taking advantage of the victim’s defenselessness, distraction or lack of awareness. If there is such a thing as a fair fight, the sucker punch is not part of it. Merriam-Webster: “to hit (a person) suddenly and usually without any obvious reason”; “to punch (a person) suddenly without warning and often without apparent provocation.”

    But after a white Trump supporter sucker punched a black Trump protester at a rally in Fayetteville, N.C., earlier this week, some Trump supporters took to cable news, social media and reporters’ email inboxes to support John McGraw, the 78-year-old man who allegedly struck 26-year-old Rakeem Jones at the Crown Coliseum on March 9. Some defended McGraw’s reported actions by invoking race, blaming interlopers at Trump rallies or blaming the liberal news media.

    McGraw was charged with assault and disorderly conduct in connection with the incident, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sean Swain told The Post on Thursday. McGraw is due in court in April, Swain said. It was not immediately clear if he already has an attorney.

    Trump himself did not condemn the attack when asked about it during the Republican debate Thursday night. The most he could bring himself to say was he did not “condone” violence at his rallies, though he publicly said of a protester at one rally, to wild cheers, that “I’d like to punch him in the face, I tell ya.”

    [Trump supporter charged after sucker punching protester at North Carolina rally]

    Perhaps the most prominent McGraw backer was Andy Dean, a Trump supporter who sometimes appears on CNN.

    “Well, first off, that’s guy’s 78 and throwing a punch like that?” Dean said, as Slate noted. “At his age, I must say that this is very, very interesting.” He added: “Why is it that at Trump rallies liberals come and create chaos? … At that age, that looks like good exercise…. At 78, it’s somewhat impressive.”

    Trump supporters and protesters clash at N.C. rally
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    Jeers and violence erupted between Donald Trump supporters and protesters at the Republican frontrunner's rally in Fayetteville, N.C., on March 9. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post)
    On Facebook, the group “Prayers for John McGraw” appeared. Reached through Facebook, a person who claimed to be one of the group’s administrators wrote: “He punched an officious intermeddler.” The person added: “It’s not like this was a BLM protest. Just a little poke on the beak. Cheapest lesson in manners this kid can get.”

    McGraw himself was not shy about defending his alleged actions.

    “You bet I liked it,” he told “Inside Edition” when asked about the rally. “Clocking the hell out of that big mouth.” Of the victim, he said: “We don’t know if he’s ISIS. We don’t know who he is, but we know he’s not acting like an American and cussing me … and sticking his face in my head. If he wants it laid out, I laid it out.” He added: “He deserved it. The next time we see him, we might have to KILL him. We don’t know who he is. He might be with a terrorist organization.”

  12. Anonymous8:24 AM

    Another attack at the same rally

  13. Anonymous8:25 AM

    dRumpf Quote>
    Trump today on rally violence: "You know what? The audience swung back. And I thought it was very, very appropriate. He was swinging. He was hitting people. And the audience hit back. And that's what we need a little bit more of."

    1. Anita Winecooler5:44 PM

      Marla was on tv today, she's going on DWTS and was asked what she thinks about Donald's behavior. She tried dodging the question, then was reminded Trump got her pregnant while married to the first Czech, she got this odd look on her face, just like him, and defended the bastard while smiling her ass off. The interviewer said, back in the day, Marla would be a homewrecker. Marla, without skipping a beat, said "Honey, no one forced him to have sex with me, if he's not getting it at home, he'll find it someplace else"

      I was amazed she admitted it, and wore it as a badge of honor. Donald got screwed and screwed his family while doing it. Is that high up on the conservative christian vote's ballot? Don't know what she's doing, but she looks like a teenager.

  14. Anonymous8:29 AM

    The Breitbart reporter was a stand in for the regular reporter that normally covers the Trump event. They didn't realize that she was "friendly" press. Hate that this happened but find it hilarious that it happened to a Breitbart reporter. Completely confirms the "I didn't speak up because it was not me" Hitler meme going around concerning Trump.

    She is truly being thrown under the bus...she pressed charges this morning.

  15. Anonymous8:33 AM

    Even Sippy Cupp is condemning the violence

  16. Anonymous8:38 AM

    On Point> Donald Trump or John Oliver

  17. Anonymous8:46 AM

    "For decades I’ve watched most of this comedy-drama from my perch at The Palm Beach Post, where I work as a local news columnist on the hunt for humor. Where do I begin, America, to tell you what life dominated by The Donald is like — an experience you too will have if he enters the White House?"

    1. Anonymous9:36 AM

      First you should know that Palm Beach is a town where measurements matter." In October of 2006, without getting a permit or a variance, Trump put up an 80- foot flagpole on the front lawn of Mar-a-Lago, with a car dealership-sized American flag of 15 feet by 25 feet flying from it.
      he filed a lawsuit against Palm Beach, asking for $25 million in damages to what he called an abridgment to his constitutional right to free speech.
      “There are rules around here,” Ron Kolins, a lawyer representing one of Trump’s neighbors, told the Palm Beach Post at the time, “and those rules apply to everyone, whether or not you have a famous name.”
      the federal government, eager to unload the Florida mansion, agreed to a $10 million sale — $7 million for the property and $3 million for the furnishings — in a contract that required Trump to put down only $2,812 of his own money.
      Republican elites would do well to learn that Trump pursues what he wants without much regard for rules. And that rather than fold on his gambles, Trump tends to double down.
      Trump is always capable of packaging his own failure as success.
      The thing with Trump is that he’s always at war.

  18. Anonymous8:57 AM

    aaah. One day we will possibly look back and see how naive we were in thinking that Trump wouldn't and couldn't. Hitler already proved that with enough racial hatred it could be done. Hope that's not what we are witnessing now. And America started out so good with all those aspirations of being a country of bring us your downtrodden. Twas a good dream. Sigh. Here we go again.

    1. Anonymous12:01 PM

      When did putting a country and all it's citizens first, go from patriotic to racist?

      Of course another Hitler comparison, would expect nothing less from a liberal drone..... zzzzzzz.

    2. Anonymous3:29 PM

      when you have a nutcase like Donald Trump encouraging people to hit people is when I personally think that protecting its' citizen has gone from patriotic to racist. There's alot of hate out there and he seems to draw it just like Palin. The mob mentality is what drew Hitler to power and it's at it again with this guy. Maybe I should delete this comment in fear that Trump actually becomes el presidente'. Never know who will find us so called liberal drones and do us in. Putin does it on a daily basis. Didn't Donald and Putin admire each other. Didn't Donald's followers admire Putin? Just sayin' while I think I still have the right to say it.

  19. Trump has been saying from the podium, to punch those guys (protesters). He incites people to commit felonies (hit people).

  20. Anonymous10:21 AM

    Trump's spokesperson, Katrina Pierson, is the worst. Today and yesterday she's been all over the cable news channels defending the violence and refusing to acknowledge what happened to the Breitbart journalist. On CNN this morning she was one of three guests on talking about what had happened. One of the guests was the journalist's boyfriend. She was basically calling him a liar and saying that if in fact it had happened then there would have to be video of it (as if everything that takes place is always recorded, and if it had been, of course a Trump supporter would never share that recording). She started using several of the blame the victim statements people use when women are molested. She is disgusting. She's a female version of Trump the way she talks and talks over people so that anyone watching cannot hear what the other person has to say. I never thought I'd find anyone more hateful than Michelle Malkin. Malkin is still #1 but Pierson is a close second.

  21. Anonymous10:50 AM

    Gryphen- I work three jobs to support myself and a disabled relative so I don't have much time for reading or researching. Could you start a separate thread with all the factual reasons why no one should vote for Donald Trump. Tuesday is primary day here in Illinois and I have run into far too many people who say they are voting for him because he's a "straightshooter". Personally, I vote Dem every time. I don't want to just tell them that Trump is an $$$hole (Which I have always believed)- I need real info.

    1. Anonymous12:10 PM

      After 8 years of being totally ignored and misaligned by the Obama administration, as well being underrepresented in previous administrations, middle class blue collar America, people who built this country, people who have made sacrifices for this country, are responding to Trump because for the first time in a long while, a politician is speaking to them and taking their interests to heart.

      It is that simple. A lot of the same frustrations explain Bernie's support.

  22. Raz Lemons12:00 PM

    As of this moment John McGraw still sits in the Cumberland Co. jail his bail has increased from the $2500 , After the Magistrate saw the TMZ video he tacked on another charge of " Communicating threats " against McGraw, so that's Assault with Battery and Communicating threats and although Trump said he would cover the legal bills no one has heard from him, It is late Friday afternoon which means that McGraw will be in jail for the weekend his court date is set for April 6th

  23. Anonymous12:05 PM

    17 interruptions @ that rally alone..

  24. Anonymous1:39 PM

    As the young human, at the t rump fiasco and being escorted and in the custody of local sheriff department, he was cold cocked by the local militia member on behave of don john trump. And this is ok? Really? Really?

  25. Anonymous3:38 PM

    Anyone else out there a public school teacher? Ever since Trump's rise and popularity it has gotten harder because behavior is worse. Lots of name calling, saying "are you here legally" , when are you being deported, and "speak English please", etc. It seems unstoppable as if a dam broke and much more cruel behavior is commonplace. I hate it so much. Sorry to vent but I just wondered if anyone else is having same problems. Thanks

  26. Anita Winecooler5:28 PM

    The violence isn't bad enough, but then there's "small hands Donald" egging it on and bossing security to take down women and people of color. The reporter was on MSNBC today, and she has hooooooge bruises on herupper arms with dark purple where the hands would be. She kept looking off center, I think she had her lawyer with her, but what kind of man demands someone manhandles the press? He comes off looking either retarded, a bully, or a moron.
    When we get a Democrat in the white house, the first order of business is sending Trump, by himself, to the center of Iran with nothing but the clothes on his back. That's a reality show I'd watch!!!!


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