A woman protesting at a Donald Trump event in North Carolina on Monday night was allegedly assaulted by a supporter of the Republican presidential candidate.
“I said you better learn to speak Russian, and I said the first two words are going to be, ha ha. [The suspect] stopped in his tracks, and he turned around and just cold-cocked me,” Shirley Teter, 69, told the local ABC station WLOS.
Teter has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and needs an oxygen tank to breathe, the Citizen Times reported. She told the newspaper she was in the hospital until 2 a.m., has pain in her jaw and can’t chew.
Authorities have issued a warrant for Richard Campbell, 73, of Edisto Island, South Carolina, in connection with the attack, WLOS reported.
Five other people were also arrested in connection with unruly behavior at Monday night’s rally. In one incident that went viral, a man was caught on video slapping protesters.
“People need to know what state of agitation [Donald Trump] puts people in,” Teter said, per the Citizen Times.
I have no words. Deplorable!
Originally posted on Huffington Post Crime
Donald Trump has had the worst week of his political career and considering ALL the lies, insults and shenanigans he’s been a part of, that’s saying a LOT.
The conservative natives are restless according to NBCNews:
Key Republicans close to Donald Trump’s orbit are plotting an intervention with the candidate after a disastrous 48 hours led some influential voices in the party to question whether Trump can stay at the top of the Republican ticket without catastrophic consequences for his campaign and the GOP at large.
Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus, former Republican New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich are among the Trump endorsers hoping to talk the real estate mogul into a dramatic reset of his campaign in the coming days, sources tell NBC News.
The group of GOP heavyweights hopes to enlist the help of Trump’s children — who comprise much of his innermost circle of influential advisers — to aid in the attempt to rescue his candidacy. Trump’s family is considered to have by far the most influence over the candidate’s thinking at what could be a make-or-break moment for his campaign.
Trump’s campaign plays crazy:
Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort said Wednesday he had heard nothing of such a meeting and disputed that it would be necessary, saying on FOX News that “the only need we have for an intervention is with some media types who keep saying things that aren’t true.”
“The candidate’s in control of his own campaign,” he said.
GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence also told FOX News he has “never heard anything about a meeting of that kind,” dismissing the idea as “inside baseball discussions.”
Please get out there in November and VOTE people! It’s the only way
we can keep this maniac out of the White House our voices can be heard.
via Shook Ones: Raucous Republicans Scramble To Salvage Donald Trump’s Crumbling Campaign — Bossip