On Friday at President Donald Trump’s rally in Charlotte, NC, one of his supporters failed to believe the news about serious bomb threats sent to CNN and Democrats.
Arvil Runyon, an older white man, said that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton most likely mailed the bombs to themselves.
“You don’t think [Cesar Sayoc] actually sent the bombs?” a reporter asked.
“No, probably not,” Runyon said. “They probably had it done. They may have paid him to do it.”
“What would be the upside of that?” the reporter asked.
“Trying to bring people over to their side,” he said suggesting that they wanted to turn people against Trump.
WATCH: Talking to Trump supporters before tonight’s rally, our @alivitali met one man who said he thinks Barack Obama & Hillary Clinton probably mailed pipe bombs to themselves. Learn more: https://t.co/Vkt9v3Klyw #11MSNBC #11thHour pic.twitter.com/OWyDoHT4Hf
— 11th Hour (@11thHour) October 27, 2018
WATCH LIVE: Trump holds mask-option Mount Rushmore rally and fireworks celebration
President Donald Trump left the White House during the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday to attend an Independence Day event in South Dakota.
Trump was told not to attend but did so anyway.
“Trump coming here is a safety concern not just for my people inside and outside the reservation, but for people in the Great Plains. We have such limited resources in Black Hills, and we’re already seeing infections rising,” the Oglala Sioux president, Julian Bear Runner, told the Guardian. “It’s going to cause an uproar if he comes here. People are going to want to exercise their first amendment rights to protest and we do not want to see anyone get hurt or the lands be destroyed."
Trump Jr’s girlfriend tests positive for COVID-19 in South Dakota ahead of the president’s event: report
Yet another senior Donald Trump advisor has tested positive for COVID-19.
"Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of President Trump’s eldest son and a top fund-raising official for the Trump re-election campaign, tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday before a Fourth of July event at Mount Rushmore, a person familiar with her condition said," The New York Times reported shortly before Trump's speech began.
Trump supporters shouted ‘go home’ at Native Americans protesting Mount Rushmore rally on their land: report
The protesters argued that it is their land after the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1868, which was ratified by the U.S. Senate.
The Black Hills of South Dakota, where Mount Rushmore is located, was among the lands the tribes received to bring about an end to Red Cloud's War, which is also known as the Bozeman Trail War.