A Lawsuit Alleges A Trump Campaign Staffer Pulled A Gun On A Co-Worker And The Campaign Just Shrugged
This week, the entire nation is debating the true meaning of Trump’s comments about Second Amendment people.
There is no doubting that his supporters are strident defenders of the right to bear arms, and it appears that ethos is ingrained in his staffers as well.
According to a lawsuit filed in North Carolina, a Trump campaign staffer pulled a gun on a co-worker during an argument.
The response from the campaign? “Whatevs.”
The lawsuit was filed by Vincent Bordini, whom the complaint refers to as a loyal Trump Campaign staffer, in Mecklenburg County Superior Court on Wednesday. Donald J. Trump for President, Inc and Earl Phillip, the campaign’s former North Carolina State Director, are named as defendants in the lawsuit.
The complaint says the two men were driving to check on campaign volunteers at a hotel in Greenville, SC on February 13, 2016 during the GOP primary when the incident happened.
“Phillip pushed the barrel into Vincent’s knee. The barrel’s pressure crinkled Vincent’s blue jeans. Phillip ominously stared sidewise at Vincent while driving the Jeep down the road and the barrel into Vincent,” the complaint claims. “Vincent froze. Phillip’s gun was loaded and the safety was off. A bump in the road would likely result in a bullet hole, and worse, in Vincent’s knee.”
Bordini says he reported the incident to Trump’s western North Carolina regional director immediately after. You wanna know what that guy said? He told Bordini that Phillip did the same thing to him.
You know, nbd.
Bordini, according to the suit, brought the complaint up the ladder, eventually reaching Trump’s then campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski.
Lewandowski did nothing. Now Bordini is suing the campaign for neglect
Phillip was replaced as North Carolina state director last week. Bordini is also no longer with the campaign.
You can read a copy of the suit here.