Brandon Tatum, an off-duty Tucson police officer, attended Donald Trump’s Saturday rally in Arizona and “could not believe what [he] saw.”
In a video he posted to Facebook, Tatum described how he was worried the rally would erupt into “a full-fledged riot” and how the majority of the conflict appeared to stem from protesters, not Trump’s supporters.
“These people were acting so outrageous,” Tatum explained. “You were just thinking that somebody was going to lose their temper and there was going to be a full brawl.”
As Tatum ventured deeper into the rally, he claimed the protesters became ever more “verbally violent.”
[dcquiz] “People were directly yelling at me as if I’m a criminal, and all I’m trying to do was listen to the man.”
“It wasn’t the people involved with Trump’s rally,” he continued. “It was these protesters. At any moment I could get sucker punched by somebody.”
Tatum finished his 10 minute video by stating that, in attending the rally, he actually gained respect for Trump and declared the violent protesters there were “the most hateful, evil people [he’d] ever seen.”