FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN/AP) — A 79-year-old Trump supporter who was caught on video sucker-punching a protester at a Fayetteville rally in March received probation today in connection with the incident.
John Franklin McGraw, 79, of Linden, was captured on video punching Rakeem Jones as he was being escorted out of the rally by Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office deputies. The video was tweeted by New York Daily News writer Shaun King.
In a video later posted by Inside Edition shortly after the incident, McGraw defended his actions.
“He deserved it,” McGraw said of Jones.
“The next time we see him, we might have to kill him. We don’t know who he is. He might be with a terrorist organization.”
McGraw showed little remorse for the attack.
“You bet I liked it. Knocking the hell out of that big mouth,” McGraw continued. “No. 1, we don’t know if he’s ISIS. We don’t know who he is, but we know …