Mom Of 15-Year-Old Trump Supporter Attacked By Leftist Speaks Out [Video]
A New Hampshire mother says her son is “traumatized” after a man apparently “triggered” by the 15-year-old’s “Make America Great Again” hat slapped him across the face at a polling site earlier this week.
Patrick Bradley, 34, of Windham, is charged with three counts of simple assault and disorderly conduct for allegedly slapping the teen and assaulting two other adults who tried to intervene at Windham High School, the Windham Police Department said.
Bradley pleaded not guilty to all charges, of course.
Police said the incident happened Tuesday as Bradley exited the voting location inside the high school and was walking by a Trump campaign tent occupied by several supporters. As he passed by the tent, police said, Bradley slapped a 15-year old juvenile across the face and then assaulted two other adults who attempted to intercede.
Bradley is also accused of throwing Trump campaign signs and attempting to knock over the campaign tent, police said.
In the interview with Fox News, the boy’s mother, Cathy Campbell, described the incident involving her son, requesting he remains anonymous.
“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 said. “My son is the most patriotic kid you’d ever meet in your life.”
The Trump campaign confirmed that both Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle were at the polling place on Tuesday.
“I was apprehensive about him wearing the MAGA hat, because we know it can provoke and we know people don’t like Trump,” she explained. “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.”
Mrs. Campbell said that her husband is a firefighter who responded to the call before he knew it was his own son that had been attacked.
“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 explained. “He said ‘f--- you’ to him and wound up his hand as fast as he could and slapped him across the face.”
Mrs. Campbell expressed how concerning it was that this man is a resident of her town.
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.”