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Trump Supporter Who Punched Black Man at NC Rally: ‘Next Time We Might Have to Kill Him’

John McGraw
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John McGraw
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John McGraw, the Donald Trump supporter who was caught on video sucker punching a black man during a rally Wednesday in Fayetteville, N.C., was not only unrepentant but also told Inside Edition, "Next time we might have to kill him."


Multiple videos posted to social media show several angles of McGraw's assault of 26-year-old Rakeem Jones. Jones and several friends were being escorted out of the event by police officers when McGraw coldcocked Jones in the face.

When the news station tracked down McGraw, he said, "You bet I liked it. Knocking the hell out of that big mouth."


He claimed that Jones wasn't "acting like an American."

"Number one, we don't know if he's ISIS. We don't know who he is, but we know he's not acting like an American, cussing me. … If he wants it laid out, I laid it out."

McGraw added: "Yes, he deserved it. 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 was arrested and charged Thursday with assault and battery and disorderly conduct, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.


According to the New York Daily News, McGraw was held on $2,500 bond, and his next court date is April 6.

Read more at Inside Edition and the New York Daily News.

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