//New Hampshire man arrested after allegedly assaulting pro-Trump teen at polling web site

New Hampshire man arrested after allegedly assaulting pro-Trump teen at polling web site

EXCLUSIVE: A New Hampshire man was arrested Thursday afternoon after allegedly assaulting a 15-year-old Trump supporter and two adults at a polling web site in the course of the state’s first-in-the-nation major earlier this week.

The teenager’s mom mentioned in an unique interview with Fox Information after the arrest that her son is “traumatized.”

The Windham Police Division mentioned Patrick Bradley, 34, of Windham, was charged with easy assault and disorderly conduct.

Fox Information has realized that the suspect obtained within the face of the teenage boy who was carrying a purple “Make America Great Again” hat and volunteering on the Trump tent at Windham Excessive College, a polling location for the New Hampshire major.

The Windham Police Department said Patrick Bradley, 34, of Windham, was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. (Windham Police Department)

The Windham Police Division mentioned Patrick Bradley, 34, of Windham, was charged with easy assault and disorderly conduct. (Windham Police Division)

Police mentioned the incident occurred Tuesday as Bradley exited the voting location inside the highschool and was strolling by a Trump marketing campaign tent occupied by a number of supporters. As he handed by the tent, police mentioned, Bradley slapped a 15-year previous juvenile throughout the face after which assaulted two different adults who tried to intercede.

Bradley can be accused of throwing Trump marketing campaign indicators and making an attempt to knock over the marketing campaign tent, police mentioned.

Within the interview with Fox Information, the boy’s mom, Cathy Campbell, described the incident involving her son, requesting he stays nameless.

“My son stayed home from school on Tuesday for a doctor’s appointment and we drove by the high school to go vote. When we got there, we saw Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, and my son was over the moon,” she mentioned. “My son is the most patriotic kid you’d ever meet in your life.”

The Trump marketing campaign confirmed that each Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle have been on the polling place on Tuesday.

Campbell advised Fox Information that later within the day, her son was invited to volunteer on the polling web site and maintain Trump indicators exterior the college.

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“I was apprehensive about him wearing the MAGA hat, because we know it can provoke and we know people don’t like Trump,” she defined. “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 mentioned she dropped her son off to volunteer on the college.

“My son was standing outside on the sidewalk and he said ‘have a nice night,’ he said it to everyone. But this man was triggered,” Campbell defined. “He said ‘f— you’ to him and wound up his hand as fast as he could and slapped him across the face.”

Campbell mentioned {that a} man, additionally carrying a MAGA hat, came visiting to intervene. In response to Campbell, that man now has a fractured jaw.

Campbell advised Fox Information that her husband is a firefighter on the town and was on responsibility in the course of the incident.

“He got the call about the assault and didn’t know it was our son until he got there,” she defined.

“He’s the sweetest kid,” Campbell mentioned of her son. “He was so excited and not realizing that something like this could happen.”

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Because the incident Tuesday, Campbell mentioned her son is “pretty traumatized.”

“This guy lives in our town. It’s pretty unnerving,” she mentioned, however added that her son has been going to highschool and is getting “a lot of support from his peers.”

“There will always be the people who try to blame the victim,” she mentioned. “But he certainly did nothing wrong.”

She added: “It’s scary that you can’t express without which political party you are. People need to know how much intolerance there is right now.”

“It sickens me that people would be angry at a kid for wearing a stupid hat,” she mentioned. “And everybody that has reached out has just talked about what an amazing kid he is.”

Campbell mentioned her son, a sophomore at Windham Excessive College, loves historical past and World Conflict II.

Campbell additionally defined that she and her household are “Republicans, and we are Trump supporters.”

“He’s not perfect, but he’s our president and we support him,” she mentioned.

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The incident follows different violence in opposition to Trump supporters. A Florida man, Gregory Timm, 27, is accused of ramming his van right into a Republican Social gathering voter registration tent on Saturday. An arrest report mentioned Timm advised deputies he didn’t like Trump and “someone had to take a stand.”

“So a leftist assaults three Trump supporters, together with a 15 12 months previous baby, in NH this week,” the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., tweeted Thursday.  “Final week a deranged leftist tried to run over a bunch of Trump supporters with a automobile in FL. What is going to it take for the MSM to lastly name out leftwing violence?”

In the meantime, former 2016 Trump marketing campaign supervisor and present senior adviser to the marketing campaign Corey Lewandowski advised Fox Information that he had attended the identical polling place earlier that day.

“My 8-year-old was holding a sign an hour before that,” Lewandowski advised Fox Information. “It’s appalling and disgusting that someone is attacked physically for supporting the president of the United States, let alone a child.”

In response to the Windham Police Division, Bradley was transported to the Rockingham County Jail the place he’s being held on a $5,000 money bail, in addition to an administrative maintain for a probation violation. Bradley is predicted to be arraigned Friday.