Sunday, November 22, 2015

Black Man Viciously Beaten At Trump Rally As Trump Yells, 'Get Him the Hell Out of Here!'

At a Donald Trump rally in Birmingham,  Alabama, the attending audience members deemed it appropriate to physically assault an African-American protester. Yes, that is a thing at Trump’s rallies now.

On Saturday night, witnesses say that after an order of “Get him the hell out of here!" shouted by Donald Trump from the stage a man in a blue gingham shirt appears to kick a black man who is already lying on the ground.

Jeremy Diamond, a reporter for CNN, said that…
"At least a half-dozen attendees shoved and tackled the protester, a black man, to the ground as he refused to leave the event. At least one man punched the protester and a woman kicked him while he was on the ground."

Here is a video Diamond posted on Twitter of the altercation…

In addition to Diamond, Cort Gatliff, a copy chief at the marketing firm Embassy Creative, told the media that although he did not witness the scuffle unfold he could however  describe the sequence of events leading up to the reported assault saying…

"Everyone around him starting yelling at him and trying to get him to shut up.[a] bigger white guy with a University of Alabama shirt" to tried to " rip his phone away. It was chaotic -- like a mosh pit... The Secret Service was there, and I expected them to break it up immediately, but it probably took some 45 seconds for any official to move in and disrupt it. "It was a really hostile situation.I definitely don’t think they should have physically attacked him or harmed him, even if he was expressing sentiments they disagree with him.

After initially ignoring the protesters, Trump acknowledged their presence from the podium, Gatliff said. “Is somebody saying something?” Trump reportedly asked.

Gatliff continued...

"Some laughed, some booed, and some yelled, 'All lives matter. That's when Trump said, 'Get him the hell out of here.'"

Gatliff posted his video on Twitter as well

After the beating police officers then escorted the protester out of the rally at which point Gatliff said that Trump mocked the media for being more interested in the protester than his speech. The crowd booed in response.

When Trump was asked to weigh in on his supporters’ actions on Fox & Friends on Sunday morning to which he replied...

Maybe he should have been roughed up...It was disgusting what he was doing.

This, not surprisingly,  is not the first time a person of color has been beaten at a Donald Trump rally. Last month, a Latino protester was pushed down, dragged and kicked by Trump supporters at a rally in Miami while chanting “USA! USA!”. 

You can see that Altercation here...

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