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    Former Trump campaign manager resigns over gun controversy

    Former Trump campaign manager resigns over gun controversy


    Earl Phillip had recently been appointed as chair of Donald Trump’s National Diversity Coalition, but stepped down Thursday. (Photo: Twitter)

    Earl Phillip, a former North Carolina political campaign manager and newly appointed chair to presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s National Diversity Coalition, resigned Thursday amid reports he pointed a loaded gun at several staffers.

    At the heart of the accusation is a lawsuit filed in North Carolina earlier this week by former staffer Vincent Bordini who says Phillip assaulted him while riding in a Jeep after a campaign stop.

    “Phillip held the gun in his right hand, the one closest to Vincent. Phillip’s index finger was on the trigger,” the lawsuit says. “Phillip pushed the barrel (of the gun) 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.”

    Bordini says that he asked Phillip, “What the fuck are you doing?” This prompted the manager to re-holster the gun and nothing else was mentioned.

    Later that evening, Bordini reported his experience to the regional director of western North Carolina, who confided in him that this wasn’t the first time Phillip had pointed a loaded .45-caliber pistol at staffers.

    During a short investigation, Bordini, who was hired as a software trainer for the Republican campaign, uncovered two additional staffers and two other individuals not associated with the campaign who all shared similar encounters with Phillip.

    At this time, Bordini took the matter to higher-ups within the campaign, but was largely ignored by his superiors. The campaign’s National Field Director Stuart Jolly and Trump’s then-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski both knew of the matter but ultimately did nothing to rectify Phillip’s behavior, the lawsuit says.

    Bordini continued to work for the campaign for another month before the suit claims the trauma was too much and he was forced to resign in mid-March.

    “Vincent became disgusted with the Trump Campaign’s lack of corrective action. He could no longer tolerate working in an environment where his superior could pull a gun on him at any moment,” the lawsuit says. “Simply put, Vincent experienced significant emotional distress after the incident.”

    Bordini describes himself as a loyal Trump supporter who enthusiastically backed the provocative Republican nominee. Choosing to file a lawsuit in lieu of a police report, the former staffer hopes to minimize the impact on Trump’s campaign.

    “This was a difficult decision. Vincent was a long-time GOP operative. What’s more he truly respected Mr. Trump and had every intention of dedicating himself to getting him elected in November,” the lawsuit says. “But enough is enough.”

    The lawsuit lists assault, battery and negligent retention and supervision among other claims.

    Phillip had recently accepted a position as the deputy chair of Trump’s National Diversity Coalition, but officially stepped down from that assignment Thursday. “I have retained legal counsel. I have also stepped down from all affiliation with any and all organizations associated with Donald J. Trump for President to include the campaign and National Diversity Coalition for Trump,” he told Charlotte news station WCCB.

    Though the Trump campaign is also named in the filing, the organization has yet to issue a comment on the lawsuit.

    This isn’t the first time Trump’s campaign has come under fire for questionable tactics and aggressive behavior. Former campaign manager Lewandowski was entrenched in controversy earlier this year after being charged with misdemeanor battery —later dropped— and after grabbing a reporter as she approached Trump back in March. Lewandowski was fired by Trump and his two sons in June.
    Pat ------> NRA Lifetime Endowment Member #FAAFO

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    Sissy Rat

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      #3
      Little bitch. if he really wanted to "minimize the impact on Trump’s campaign.", he wouldnt have said anything. punk-ass political nancy girl.

      but to me, anybody who is part of anything called a "diversity coalition" deserves what they get. they should all step down, and all those diversity bullshit groups should be abolished. Diversity for diversity's sake is absurd.
      Last edited by HeyManny; 08-13-2016, 08:07 AM.

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        #4
        Figuratively the candidate shoots himself in the foot almost daily and now the candidates staff is trying to literally shoot itself in the foot. What's next?
        "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.

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          #5
          Originally posted by C6NY View Post
          Figuratively the candidate shoots himself in the foot almost daily and now the candidates staff is trying to literally shoot itself in the foot. What's next?
          Hopefully what's next is you finally shutting the fuck up.

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            #6
            This is the sort of POS you will attract when you're hiring for a diversity coalition.
            Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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              #7
              He was expecting a quick, quiet payday OR someone from Killary's camp got to him and he's already been paid by them to stir up some gun shit with Trumps name attached.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Cold Beverages View Post

                Hopefully what's next is you finally shutting the fuck up.
                Not gonna happen. I'll speak my mind when and where I want and to your fucking face, I'll give you a chance to shut me up.

                "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by C6NY View Post

                  Not gonna happen. I'll speak my mind when and where I want and to your fucking face, I'll give you a chance to shut me up.
                  Yes you have the right to say what you want. What you're saying may be true, but posting about it changes nothing and is not helpful to defeating hitlery.
                  Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Barnslayer View Post

                    Yes you have the right to say what you want. What you're saying may be true, but posting about it changes nothing and is not helpful to defeating hitlery.
                    Donnie is doing a fantastic job of fucking himself all by himself. He doesn't need any help from me in sinking the Republican chance at the office. He's crashing in the polls and doing so to the absolutely worst candidate the dems have ever put out front. Self inflicted wounds by a man who doesn't have the sense to realize he needs more the loyalist trumpites to win.

                    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by C6NY View Post

                      Donnie is doing a fantastic job of fucking himself all by himself. He doesn't need any help from me in sinking the Republican chance at the office. He's crashing in the polls and doing so to the absolutely worst candidate the dems have ever put out front. Self inflicted wounds by a man who doesn't have the sense to realize he needs more the loyalist trumpites to win.
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                      Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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                        #12
                        Yo! image.jpeg

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Barnslayer View Post

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                          You guys are the wall who wouldn't listen to reason and Hillary will more then likely be the president and the trump core constituents( you included) who voted for him the primaries will be getting thank you notes from "crooked" Clinton for giving her the gift that keeps giving, trumps own stupid mouth.
                          "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by C6NY View Post
                            You guys are the wall who wouldn't listen to reason and Hillary will more then likely be the president and the trump core constituents( you included) who voted for him the primaries will be getting thank you notes from "crooked" Clinton for giving her the gift that keeps giving, trumps own stupid mouth.
                            Wrong. I voted for Ted Cruz. I bought and read his book. But now I have only one choice left… Trump.
                            That being said, everyone tearing him down online should listen to reason. Neither one of us got what we wanted. But your complaining will not create another viable candidate. It only helps Hiltery.
                            Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Barnslayer View Post

                              Wrong. I voted for Ted Cruz. I bought and read his book. But now I have only one choice left… Trump.
                              That being said, everyone tearing him down online should listen to reason. Neither one of us got what we wanted. But your complaining will not create another viable candidate. It only helps Hiltery.
                              That's right, I forgot you were a Cruz guy.
                              Im now voting for trump also now but the fact is, the candidate is in the hole and for some unknown reason has the talent for digging himself deeper and deeper. Possibly if the trumpites at his rally's would let him know in forcefully that he's fucking up his chances he'd listen because the simpleton is still bragging about how crowded his rally's are and thinks there's no one else out there needed to win the election. Well there is and pissing everyone else off isn't the way to 1600.

                              It's not too late for him to turn it around but it's not little ole me who going to lose the election for the man, he's doing it all himself with the aid of the see know evil, hear no evil or SPEAK no evil rabid trump crew who cheer at every word he says and ignores the stunningly stupid things HES saying sabotaging America with. Supporters need to tell the idiot king he has no clothes but they're too afraid and the king doesn't care anyway. He's gotta be trump, that's what has concerned me from the day he became a candidate.
                              "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.

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