Trump Supporter Who Charged With Punching Protester: 'Might Have To Kill Him'

  • by: Alan Duke

A man who who punched a protester at a Donald Trump rally Wednesday said afterward that he enjoyed "knocking the hell out of that big mouth" and next time he "might have to kill him."

John McGraw, 78, has been charged with assault for his actions captured in a video inside the Fayetteville, North Carolina, Trump campaign event.

The video shows McGraw sucker punching Rakeem Jones as Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies led the black man out of the Trump rally.

McGraw is free on $2,500 bond and has an April 6 court date.

The Wall Street Journal also reports the deputies are under investigation for possibly mishandling Jones, who was thrown to the ground after he was punched by McGraw.


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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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