John Franklin McGraw: Man Who Sucker Punched Protester At Trump Rally [Video]
Violence has occurred at several rallies hosted by Donald Trump. Once such violent occurrence took place as a black protester at one rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina was caught on video being sucker punched by a Trump supporter.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A 78-year-old Linden man has been charged with assaulting a protester at the rally held in Fayetteville Wednesday for Republican front-runner Donald Trump.
John Franklin McGraw was arrested Thursday morning and charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.
A video posted on YouTube shows McGraw hitting Rakeem Jones of Fayetteville as he was being escorted out of Crown Coliseum by authorities.
Authorities said that Jones was being escorted out of the rally after disrupting Trump’s speech when McGraw edged his way to the end of the row and hit Jones in the head and face as deputies were looking away.
After being hit, Jones was tackled by law enforcement officials. A press release from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said several deputies did not see the attack happen. Really?
Coed reports : As you can see in the video, Rakeem is the one who is tackled by police, not McGraw. A strange series of events considering the fact that all Rakeem did was get rocked in the face. “After I get [hit], before I could even gain my thoughts, I’m on the ground getting escorted out,” Jones told The Washington Post.
Watch the videos of 78-year old McGraw elbowing Rakeem Jones:
Inside Edition actually caught up with McGraw after the event and interviewed him. McGraw told reporters that he didn’t think “McGraw acted like an American” and that “next time we might have to kill him.”
“You bet I liked it,” McGraw, wearing a cowboy hat, told the reporter. “Knocking hell out of that big mouth. We don’t know who he is, but we know he’s not acting like an American.”
The reporter asked McGraw if he deserved it and the 78-year-old responded, “every bit of it.”
View the video below:
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