At a Donald Trump rally in North Carolina on Wednesday, an old white dude blindsided a black protester with a punch simply for being a non-white person publicly showing his opposition to Donald Trump. This is not in dispute: On Inside Edition (lol), the sucker-puncher, John McGraw, said, “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.”
Nonetheless, this morning Donald Trump went and told a big, obvious lie about the punch:
Wrong! John McGraw is very open about why he punched the victim, Rakeem Jones, and it is not because Jones was hitting people first. It’s because McGraw—who was charged with assault yesterday—thought he might be in ISIS.
At last night’s debate in Miami, Trump said he had not seen video of the incident and had only heard about it. He also refused to rebuke anti-protestor, and probably racist, violence at his rallies, but he also had to be begged into saying the Klan is bad, so, you know.