Something about those Second Amendment people.
If this isn’t a kick in the head, I don’t know what is.
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is facing a lawsuit in a North Carolina court after allegedly failing to discipline a staffer who threatened several of his coworkers with a gun.
Earl Phillip, the North Carolina state director for Trump’s campaign, allegedly pointed a pistol at five fellow aides during his time with the campaign while senior staff members ignored complaints from victims.
So as this story goes, back in February, a “dedicated staffer” named Vincent Bordini has filed the suit, alleging that while riding in his Jeep, Trump’s North Carolina campaign director pressed his pistol into Bordini’s knee.
After reporting the issue to Stuart Jolly, Trump’s national field director at the time, nothing was done. Bordini later discovered that Phillip had also pulled his gun on four other staffers.
I suppose that passes for workplace motivation in the Trump camp.
Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s former campaign manager, also declined to take action against Phillip after he learned of the gun-wielding incidents, the court filings alleged.
Bordini’s lawsuit described the fear he felt when Phillip suddenly drew a gun as the two traveled through South Carolina on the eve of the Republican primary there.
In any other campaign, and in any other election season, this would be a problem. Apparently, given Little Lewandowski’s own propensity for violence, this was just something to overlook.
“The barrel’s pressure crinkled Vincent’s blue jeans,” the documents said. “Phillip ominously stared sideways while driving the Jeep down the road and the barrel into Vincent.”
Jolly left the Trump campaign in April. According to Bordini’s lawsuit, Phillip is still employed by the campaign.
Insanity. No other way to describe the entire Trump freak show.