An 82-year-old Trump supporter who was allegedly assaulted for holding a sign supporting President Donald Trump got a surprise call from the president’s son Friday during the Howie Carr Show on WBSM.
H/T: Daily Caller
As the Providence Journal reported on the incident:
The police say they were called Tuesday after an elderly man was “violently targeted for his political views and violently assaulted.”
The 82-year-old man told the police he was standing in a grassy areas off North Main Street and Airport Road when a man stopped his car, got out, and walked toward him, screaming, “Give me the (expletive) sign!,” the police said in a news release.
The man, later identified as Aidan Courtright, of 41 Rolling Green Drive, then ripped the sign out of the victim’s hands, tore it in half, and threw it on the ground, the police said.
Courtright then grabbed the victim by his shirt, knocking his hat off, and threw him to the ground, the police said. While the elderly man was on the ground, Courtright kicked him in his ribs and legs before driving away, the police said.
Aidan Courtright, 27, of Fall River, Massachusetts
Awful.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 5, 2020
An 82 year old wearing a Trump hat was attacked by a leftwing nut job in Massachusetts. All political violence is wrong, but what kind of person commits violence against an elderly man?
If anyone has contact info for the victim please send my way.pic.twitter.com/NuOjnxbxhW
Trump, Jr., told Chace live on the show:
I just wanted to say I saw your story, I’m sorry you had to go through that, and we really appreciate the support. That shouldn’t be going on in America. I just wanted to say thank you for that support and thank you for that steadfast loyalty and for your service to our country. I want to have our team be able to get you some extra MAGA schwag, send you some hats and some gear and some flags and everything like that, just to say thank you for everything you stand for my friend.
Police: Fall River man threw 82-year-old wearing Trump hat to the ground, violently kicked himhttps://t.co/UlLXDpupZr— 7News Boston WHDH (@7News) June 4, 2020