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Monday, October 23, 2017

According to a lawsuit filed by former Trump staffer Vincent Bordini, the Republican candidate’s campaign failed to act after Earl Phillip, then Trump’s North Carolina state director, pulled a gun on Bordini in February during a trip to Greenville, SC in Phillip’s Jeep.

According to Bordini’s lawsuit, which names the Trump campaign and Phillip as defendants, Phillip “produced a pistol, put his right index finger on the trigger, and drove the barrel into Vincent’s knee cap.”

“Phillip pushed the barrel into Vincent’s knee. The barrel’s pressure crinkled Vincent’s blue jeans. Phillip ominously stared sidewise at Vincent while driving the Jeep down the road and the barrel into Vincent,” the complaint claims. “Vincent froze. Phillip’s gun was loaded and the safety was off. A bump in the road would likely result in a bullet hole, and worse, in Vincent’s knee.”

Bordini told Trump’s former national field director Stuart Jolly and then-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski about the incident. Phillip kept his job and no apparent disciplinary action was taken.

Bordini told Trump’s western North Carolina regional director what had happened to him hours after the incident took place. That regional director was one of four people with whom Bordini spoke, in and outside the Trump campaign, who said that Phillips had pulled his gun on them as well.

Last week, Phillip was promoted by the Trump campaign from his position in North Carolina to become deputy chair of Trump’s National Diversity Coalition

The Trump campaign did not respond to our request for comment on the filing. We will update this story if they do. You can read the full lawsuit, obtained by North Carolina’s WBTV, here.

Photo: A selection of handguns are seen for sale at the Pony Express Firearms shop in Parker, Colorado December 7, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking 

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16 Responses to Lawsuit: Trump Campaign Didn’t Act After NC State Director Pulled His Gun On A Staffer

      • “Good thing Hillary wasn’t driving” ….HAHAHA! Oh, that’s really, really funny! … What a great line! … Gawd, my sides hurt from laughing! … Ivory69690, you should be a comedy writer, honestly! … I have tears running down my cheeks from laughing so hard! …

        (That’s called sarcasm)

        • being called sarcasm on which side you point it at ? you would of wanted Hillary to be driving or it wasn’t funny ? well im on Hillary’s side and I meant im glad she wasn’t driving . for the gun holding clown has to be the fool to have anything to do with the DUMPSTER and if be it he’s a big time brain dead follower heck no mind he might have tried to please his master the cult ruler DONNY DUMP

          • Ivory69690 … Damn. I really hate being wrong, and I was WAY wrong in my snide comment to you. I totally misinterpreted your meaning. I thought you were a Trumpster slamming Hillary. I was wrong, and I hope you’ll accept my apology.

            (And this is not sarcasm)

          • all’s cool . no problem . I do a lot of post on a lot of these things . and pretty much all is defending Hillary and trying to kick DONNY DUMP in his stones . but really he is a coward 5 time draft dodger that has no balls . unless he is rapping and beating a women . he has only a big mouth and if confronted to do anything he talks he would turn and run like the POS he is . he has his brain dead followers that he want to do his so called tough bidding for him . he is all mouth a retard addicted junky seeking his next fix of ATTENTION . he tells morons to do this hit that ones and B/S but the coward wouldn’t do it him self . he is a 70 old punk a big time retard one at that

  1. A gun-waving angry white guy from North Carolina is now deputy chair of Trump’s National Diversity Coalition.
    Diversity of what? Barrel length? Caliber?

  2. Earl Phillip. Now there’s the kind of 2nd Amendment person that makes Donnie salivate. After all, what good is a gun to 2nd Amendment people if they aren’t willing to use it to at least intimidate, if not shoot, someone. Earl Phillip you make Donnie proud.

  3. Why did the campaign need to act? The fellow should have made a police report and if the D.A. believes its needed he will issue a warrant for arrest for assault with a deadly weapon. The campaign would have no such power to act, cant arrest the guy, nothing. And discipline the guy? How, what? No Crackerjacks today? I was assaulted on a government job once and the superiors took a report from me, put it in a file, closed the file cabinet and end of story. Nothing stops the guy from going to the police, why didnt he? Thats likely what the campaign would have told him to do.

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