A Trump supporter was arrested after smacking a reporter’s phone.
Trump approved violence?
A man is accused of attacking a reporter outside a campaign rally for President Trump in Florida — a moment one state Republican legislator used to bait “so-called journalists.”
As thousands of people descended upon downtown Orlando on Tuesday to watch Trump announce his reelection bid, Orlando Sentinel reporter Michael Williams filmed the moments after security officers denied entry to some rallygoers carrying backpacks and beer. One of the men noticed that the reporter was filming and told him to stop.
Video shows the man approaching Williams, threatening to kick him in the genitals and trying to smack the phone out of his hand.
The man, identified by police as Daniel Patrick Kestner, was arrested and charged with battery, a misdemeanor. Police said Kestner, a 51-year-old resident of St. Augustine, Fla., was found to be intoxicated and taken to Orange County Jail, according to an arrest affidavit.
Williams, the reporter, posted the video on Twitter, and the Sentinel shared his tweet.
Then state Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R) weighed in with a response: “MAGA.”