NBC reporter Katy Tur has confirmed various local media sources’ initial reports that investigators in North Carolina may charge Trump with “inciting a riot” after the events of his Fayetteville Rally, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s office.
Investigators are considering filing a charge of inciting a riot against Trump for Fayetteville Rally - Cumberland Co Sheriff's office
This is following one of the violent Trump rallies in which Trump supporter John Franklin McGraw beat a black protester to the ground and later threatened to kill him to the media.
“We are looking at the totality of these circumstances, including any additional charges against Mr. McGraw, 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,” Sheriff’s Office lawyer Ronnie Mitchell said to The Fayetteville Observer.
McGraw’s violence came after Trump demanded of his audience “Can’t we have a little more action than this?” in response to protesters. “See, in the good old days this didn’t use to happen, because they used to treat them very rough. We’ve become very weak.”
The violence has only escalated since this North Carolina attack, with protesters being beaten and pepper sprayed in Chicago and Kansas City. A pro-Trump “informal militia” has recently been formed to “protect” Trump supporters from protesters willing to “forcefully protect people if need be.”