An African American Trump supporter was hospitalized in Cleveland after being shot during a political argument in a bar. Reports claim Paul Jones, Jr., 60, was talking politics with the other patrons at a bar named Winston’s Place when one of the others in the room apparently took offense that a black man could be a Trump supporter.
The black assailant wasn’t part of the initial discussion, the victim revealed to news outlets.
“He butted in the conversation,” the elderly Air Force Vietnam War veteran told reporters. “The conversation wasn’t directed at him or to him.” Police reported that the man walked out of the bar, then returned with a pistol and then shot a round into the victim by his thigh.
“People today,” Jones’ mother Latosca said, “if you don’t think like they do, they are ready to cause problems. I’m quite sure you have a lot of people having their own opinions. But that doesn’t mean you should hurt somebody because you have your own opinion.”
Police are still searching for the shooter who, if found, will be charged with felonious assault. The injured Trump supporter is thankfully expected to make a full recovery.
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