White Army vet charged in shooting Black girl at Trump rally
A resident of tiny St. Charles, Iowa, McKinney has posted on Facebook in support of the far-right Proud Boys and against Black Lives Matter. In a news release detailing McKinney’s arrest, the state police described an afternoon shooting at a parking lot and didn't mention the Trump car rally or the race of those involved. The teen driver’s mother said the girls argued with Trump supporters about politics and were subjected to racial slurs. The girls’ car ended up surrounded by Trump supporters who were yelling and honking horns before the driver went in reverse and struck a pickup. Trump supporters have blasted authorities for charging McKinney, arguing that his shot protected rallygoers.
‘Both of us felt disturbed’: Local couple attending Trump’s rally recalls protest at US Capitol
It did not reflect us, for sure, and it didn’t reflect all the people that we saw there,” said Don Al Middlebrook. “We were there to support America,” said Don Al Middlebrook. “We did not come to be a part of any violence or riots or anything like that,” said Karen Middlebrook. It wasn’t until Don and Karen got back to their hotel room, they saw the chaos and violence inside the US Capitol. That’s what we have to do,” said Don Al Middlebrook.