In yet another incident of violence at a Trump event, a 69-year-old woman in Asheville, North Carolina, was allegedly assaulted by a supporter of the Republican presidential nominee.
Shirley Teter was protesting outside Trump’s rally in Asheville when she confronted a supporter, Richard Campbell of Edisto Island, South Carolina, saying, “I said you better learn to speak Russian.”
“And I said the first two words are going to be, ha ha. [The suspect] stopped in his tracks, and he turned around and just cold-cocked me,” according to her statement to the local ABC station WLOS.
As a result of the punch, Teter, who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, fell over her oxygen tank — which she needs to carry everywhere — and suffered injuries to her ribs, jaw and elbow.
She told Citizen Times she couldn’t chew because of the pain in her jaw.
Authorities have issued a warrant for Campbell, 73, and arrested five other people in connection to the attack.
Teter’s assault came on the same day after another Trump supporter was caught on camera grabbing and punching a protester inside the Asheville rally venue, the US Cellular Center.
And Trump has never, to this day, ever explicitly denounced his backers’ antics. In fact, he has praised them.