Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump asked a protester to “get out” of his rally in North Carolina on Wednesday after accusing him of being a ‘thug.’ It turns out the man, identified as C J Cary, was actually a Trump supporter. Speaking to The News & Observer, Cary said that he wanted Trump to be less offensive towards minorities, white women, students and the disabled people. Hence, he decided to attend the rally and get his message across to the real estate mogul.
According to reports, Cary is an African-American ex-Marine who has also worked in Afghanistan as a civilian for the US Army. Trump, however, accused him of being a Democrat thug. “We have a protester here. By the way, were you paid $1,500 dollars to be a thug?” he asked Cary amid cheers from his supporters. “Get him out. Get him out of here,” he finished off.
Cary said that his support for Trump lies in the idea that the Republican nominee has “redemptive qualities.” He also compared the presidential race to a choice between a rotten apple and a sour one wherein Trump is the sour one. According to reports, Cary’s note read:
“Donald I am not including everything. But you must defeat lying Hillary and lying Obama. These characters are bad really bad,” reports The News & Observer.
Trump had earlier alleged that the Clinton campaign was paying protesters to disrupt his rallies. “Folks did you see through WikiLeaks, we found out that Clinton was paying people $1,500 plus an iPhone to be violent at our rallies. Its a disgrace,” he said.