CBS News reports:
Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who went viral last month when they brandished guns while confronting Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home, appeared at a virtual Trump campaign event on Friday night. They were interviewed by Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr.
“I thought I was going to die,” Mark McCloskey told Guilfoyle. Video that circulated of the June 28 demonstration showed protesters walking through an unbroken gate in the neighborhood, but McCloskey said Friday that protesters “smashed” through the gate.
“I thought that within seconds we’d be overrun, they’d be in the house, they’d be setting fires, they’d be killing us,” Mark McCloskey told Guilfoyle. Patricia McCloskey maintains they called the police before grabbing the guns despite police stating they received no calls from the couple’s street at the time of the incident.
They are actively cultivating a brand of unhinged White supremacy. That’s the brand. On purpose.
Trump campaign event features St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters. https://t.co/ZxcI2ZzhxN
— Phillip Atiba Goff (@DrPhilGoff) July 19, 2020
Authorities seized their guns. Now Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who brandished guns at protesters, have received at least 50 offers of free AR-15 assault rifles.https://t.co/mHi1Qu34Xx
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) July 14, 2020