But first the cops tackled and handcuffed the victim as the crowd cheered. The Washington Post reports:
Multiple videos show a protester at a Donald Trump rally in North Carolina being sucker-punched by a Trump supporter. The videos, which appeared on social media early Thursday and are shot from different perspectives, show an African American with long hair wearing a white T-shirt leaving the Trump rally as the audience boos. He is being 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.
Then, out of nowhere, the man is punched in the face by a pony-tailed man, who appears to be white, in a cowboy hat, black vest and pink shirt as the crowd begins to cheer. The protester stumbles away, and then is detained by a number of the men in uniforms, who handcuff him while he is on the ground.
John McGraw, 78, was charged with assault and disorderly conduct in connection to the incident, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sean Swain told The Post on Thursday. McGraw was due in court in April, Swain said. It was not immediately clear if he already has an attorney.