A 29-year-old Trump supporter was charged with an attack on Thursday night for getting out of his red truck and beating a 61-year-old demonstrator in downtown Cincinnati outside a Trump meeting.
Reportedly, a gathered crowd sang “Shut him up!” While the police fascinated the man, identified as Dallas Frazier from Central Kentucky by local media, after he had repeatedly hit the demonstrator in the head and broke his glasses.
The demonstrators had held up their signs outside the US Bank Arena when Frazier stopped in a red pickup truck. He and the protesters started yelling at each other, and then Frazier jumped out of the truck and stormed a demonstrator identified as Mike Alter.
Afterwards Alter said he had no intention of turning it on. “I asked him more questions,” he told WCPO Cincinnati. “I mean, seriously? Do you want to fight?”
“I didn’t go down for what it’s worth,” Alter added.
As soon as the fight started, it was over.
The police, who were nearby to monitor the situation, quickly stepped in and caught Frazier, who, according to Fox’s local news channel, would appear in court on Friday.
President Donald Trump has often been accused of escalating tensions and encouraging downright violence from the stump. And in Cincinnati on Thursday, his rhetoric was typically inflammatory.
While protesters interrupted his remarks, the president said: “You must have a democrat mayor. Come on, law enforcement. “
A few folks are in my mentions urging me to point out that Trump seemed to mock Eric Garner with the "they can't breathe!" line here. Given that Trump was talking about politics & not policing I don't think that can be inferred for sure, but people can draw their own conclusions. pic.twitter.com/qYaDR9Cv51— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) 2 Ağustos 2019
Trump also relied on windmills (“If a windmill is within two miles of your home, your home is practically worthless”) and he claimed that “we will soon end the AIDS epidemic in America and cure childhood cancer very soon. “