Fox News reported on a call to CSPAN by a self described ‘Democrat’:
On Sunday, Trump 2020 adviser Boris Epshteyn scolded CSPAN host Jesse J. Holland for dismissing rhetoric made by a caller who appeared to threaten Trump supporters.
“This morning a Trump supporter was killed, was shot and killed in a drive-by in Milwaukee. I don’t know if you got that news, but the people in Milwaukee are waiting for those troops to come in because they got weapons, and it’s going to be a lot of bloodshed when they come, so that’s all I got to say,” the caller identified as a Democrat named John said.
“What’s that supposed to mean?” Boris asked
“Now you’ve got people on your air threatening our lives? Is that what it is, Jesse?” the Trump surrogate asked as the feckless host tried to quickly move on to another caller.
“I don’t think we should keep going, we just had a caller call in that said shooting Trump supporters is right,” Epshteyn emphatically stated.
“Anybody who is a Democrat or independent should listen to what that gentlemen just said and realize where the Democrats are in this country. They’re threatening our lives. It is disgusting, it’s despicable and it’s criminal.” He went on to say.
The caller was referring to the the slaying of Bernell Trammell, well known Trump supporter in Milwaukee.
The local CBS affiliate reported that Milwaukee police said he was shot and killed around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. They’re still investigating what led up to the shooting and they are still looking for suspects.
Community members said Trammell was an independent who supported candidates on both sides of the aisle, including President Donald Trump in the presidential race and Sen. Lena Taylor in the Milwaukee mayoral race.
John Self said he had many philosophical conversations with Trammell over the years inside his business.
“He believed in democracy. He believed in his right to free speech,” Self said. “I don’t think he ever once tried to convert you or change you. He would just tell you what he thought, he would listen to what you had to think, and then he would respect that.“
Milwaukee police said they are still investigating the motive for the shooting.