The latest line of attack in the war on Trump is that his rallies are saturated with violence – pay no mind to the inconvenient truth that activists have been attending the events as a deliberate provocation in order to make the news. The establishment politicians including Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Hillary Clinton are in full-throated outrage mode denouncing Trump as a fascist demagogue who has brought violence into the sacred temple of the cult of America’s incorruptible two-party democracy. Now in the latest move to beat Trump anywhere other than at the ballot box a North Carolina sheriff is pondering filing charges against the Republican party front-runner for inciting a riot. It’s the latest angle in the “sucker punch” heard ’round the world narrative that resulted in leftist thugs invading a Trump rally in Chicago on Friday and a deranged loser charging the candidate onstage in Dayton on Saturday.
The Washington Post reports that “After punching incident, N.C. sheriff ponders ‘inciting a riot’ charge against Trump”:
A North Carolina sheriff’s office is investigating whether Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s actions at a Fayetteville, N.C., rally last week “rose to the level of inciting a riot,” according to a statement from the department’s lawyer.
“We are continuing to look at the totality of these circumstances . . . including the potential of whether there was conduct on the part of Mr. Trump or the Trump campaign which rose to the level of inciting a riot,” said the statement from Cumberland Sheriff’s Office attorney Ronnie Mitchell. An associate in Mitchell’s office read the statement aloud to a Washington Post reporter.
The statement said the sheriff’s office was also looking into further charges against John Franklin McGraw, 78, who allegedly was the man seen sucker-punching a protester as that person was being led out of the Trump rally by police. In addition, Mitchell said, the office was investigating how its own deputies reacted — or didn’t — during the incident.
“We are not in a position to comment further at this time,” Mitchell’s statement concluded. It did not give details about when the investigation into Trump’s behavior would conclude. The county sheriff, Earl “Moose” Butler, did not return calls for comment Monday afternoon.
It is a sad state of affairs when the political establishment in this once great country will stoop to this level of defamation, lies and suppression of political speech. Trump’s fiery rhetoric is a crowd pleaser – which is evident by his leading of the GOP pack since last summer – and unfortunately some people just can’t control themselves. This is the case with the man who clocked the young black activist – 78 year old John Franklin McGraw – in Fayetteville last week. The Washington Post and other media outlets used the “sucker punch” to fan the flames of outrage and succeeded in creating a climate of escalating menace and violence against Trump but it’s clear of what their agenda is.
Buried further down in the piece on the potential charges is commentary from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s office that minimizes the possibility and appears to be defusing another attempt by the media to create a lynch mob.
The WAPO goes on that:
Later in the day, however, the public information officer for the sheriff’s office told The Post that he believed it was unlikely that Trump would face charges.
“I don’t think we’re going to be making any charges against Mr. Trump,” Sgt. Sean Swain said. Referring to the earlier statement from Mitchell, Swain said: “I think that’s a misconstrued statement.”
The phone was then disconnected, and Swain did not return calls back asking for more clarity. Mitchell, the sheriff’s attorney who made the earlier statement, did not immediately respond to messages left for him Monday evening, in the aftermath of Swain’s statement.
But the story served it’s purpose and is being picked up elsewhere in a blatant attempt to poison the well before voters go to the polls on Super Tuesday III.