ABC News photo of Shirley Teeter lying on the ground on top of her oxygen tank after being punched in the face by a Trump supporter at the Trump rally in Asheville NC on Monday.
Hillary Clinton should not have apologized for calling some of Trump's supporters deplorable.
Shirley Teeter, a 69 year old woman who needs an oxygen tank to assist her with breathing, attended a Trump rally in Asheville NC to protest the candidate.
A man standing in front of her facing away reacted to some of her comments about Trump and his candidacy by turning around and punching her in the face. The 69 year old fell to the ground on top of her oxygen tank.
The aftermath was caught on camera and Teeter called ABC News affiliate WLOS to tell her story.
She is a veteran of protests that go back many years and has never been hit or subjected to violence before.
At the end of her contact with WLOS, she asked them a question she clearly wanted everyone out there reading this to ask themselves:
"She asks if people find a Trump supporter punching her in the face deplorable."Several news media like the NY Times have been reporting on the violence at Trump rallies and how Trump incites the attendees but so far there has been no attempt by the Trump campaign to change how he behaves at rallies. The only thing Trump spokespeople have done in response is to deny that he is deliberately inciting attendees to violence.
The NY Times posted this video after a year of research into what Trump rallies are like. It's clear from this video that Trump and the campaign are very aware of what happens at his rallies, they just don't care:
Now his supporters are beating up on elderly people on oxygen. To answer Shirley Teeter's question, yes, they are deplorable.
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