Man, 34, ‘battered child for supporting Donald Trump a voting station’
A man slapped a boy in the face for supporting Donald Trump at a polling station for the presidential primaries, police said.
Patrick Bradley, 34, was arrested on Thursday for allegedly assaulting a 15-year-old Trump supporter named Nate and two adults at a polling site at Windham High School in New Hampshire.
Police said the incident occurred on Tuesday as Bradley exited the polling site and was walking by a Trump campaign tent.
As he passed the tent, Bradley allegedly slapped the teen, who was wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat while he volunteered with other Trump supporters.
When two adults tried to intervene, Bradley attacked them as well, then tried to knock over the tent, police said.
The boy’s mother, Cathy Campbell, told Fox News her son was ‘pretty traumatized’ by the incident.
Campbell said: ‘I was apprehensive about him wearing the MAGA hat, because we know it can provoke and we know people dont like Trump.’James Maddisons's stance on potential Manchester United move has been revealed
‘But he wore the hat because he’s a proud 15-year-old and he doesn’t know what people are going to be like,’ Campbell said, before describing the altercation.
‘My son was standing outside on the sidewalk and he said “have a nice night,” he said it to everyone. But this man (Bradley) was triggered,’
‘(Bradley) said “fuck you” to him and wound his hand up as fast as he could and slapped him across the face.’Man, 34, 'battered child for supporting Donald Trump a voting station'
Campbell said one of the other Trump supporters Bradley allegedly attacked now has a broken jaw.
After the incident, Donald Trump Jr tweeted that he met Nate ‘shortly before he was attacked by a sick lefist.’
‘I asked an aide to find his number & just got off the phone with him & his mother. I thanked them for being such strong supporters. My family has your back Nate!’
Bradley has been charged with three counts of misdemeanor simple assault and one count of disorderly conduct. He is expected to be arraigned Friday.