Donald Trump’s campaign has, among other things, served as a kind of affinity group for people who have been rightfully cast out of mainstream society for being the worst. “If you vote for me,” indicates Trump, the most vile babysitter, “you kids can do whatever you want.”

Now, we get to see these fucks on television everyday.

Within the confines of his rallies, at least, Trump has allowed his supporters to let their proverbial KKK flags fly, which, of course, encouraged John McGraw, 78, to sucker-punch protester Rakeem Jones, truly out of nowhere. Although McGraw has since been charged with assault, Trump supporters are coming out of the woodwork to defend the completely indefensible violence.

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Andy Dean, CNN’s abhorrent Trump fanboy, defended the punch:

“That guy’s 78 and throwing a punch like that, that reminds me of the Buzz Aldrin clip, I mean at his age we must say that that is very, very interesting,” he said. “You don’t see conservatives go into Hillary Clinton rallies and freak out at her like that. It’s a lack of respect that liberals have for freedom of speech and if a 78-year-old guy, which Donald Trump is a very powerful man, but he can’t control a 78-year-old man, who, at that age, that looks like good exercise.”

The Washington Post also spoke with the founder of the Facebook group, “Prayers for John McGraw,” who said. “It’s not like this was a BLM protest. Just a little poke on the beak. Cheapest lesson in manners this kid can get.”

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The founder later refused to talk to the Post on the phone and claimed, “I’m actually a Bernie Sanders supporter and I hate Trump’s fan base and made this page to make them look bad.”

K dude.

In the video of the assault, we can see security at the Trump rally take down Jones and allow McGraw to go back to his seat.

Jones has since explained that the group of people he was with was expelled from the Trump rally after one of the women in his group said, “Trump is disgusting,” and a supporter yelled something along the lines of, “Get your [ass] home.”

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“We were walking up surrounded by sheriffs and I got hit.”

McGraw has since defended himself on Inside Edition—why he was invited to speak with Inside Edition is beyond me—saying, “He deserved it. The next time we see him, we might have to kill him,” and, “You bet I liked it. Clocking the hell out of that big mouth.”

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During Thursday’s Republican debate, Trump offered a non-apology for his nation of chucklefucks:

“They love this country,” he said. “They don’t like seeing bad trade deals, higher taxes, they don’t like seeing a loss of their jobs where our jobs have just been devastated. And I know—I mean, I see it. There is some anger. There’s also great love for the country. It’s a beautiful thing in many respects. But I certainly do not condone that at all.”

Thank you, Daddy Trump, for emboldening your garbage sons.


Contact the author at joanna@jezebel.com.

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