Since President Donald Trump has taken up residence within the White House, many communities across the United States of America have become deeply divided over issues of political ideology, gender, race and foreign policy. During Donald Trump’s election campaign, he and his supporters garnered considerable controversy after allegations of violence and discrimination at several of Mr. Trump’s campaign rallies. In one particularly confronting case at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, several supporters of President Trump began shoving peacefully protesting Americans after Mr. Trump was videoed, telling the excited crowd to “get them out.”
One of the men at the rally, 75-year-old Alvin Bamberger, has been accused of violently pushing a female protestor, Kashiya Nwanguma, who subsequently filed a lawsuit against the aggressive man, President Trump himself and another aggressive man at the rally named Matthew Heimbach. Ms. Nwanguma was accompanied by fellow protestors, Molly Shah and Henry Brousseau, who travelled to the rally to protest against President Trump’s controversial plans for the country.
In a bizarre twist, Mr. Bamberger has alleged that President Trump is to blame for any legal repercussions caused by his actions at the Louisville Rally. After being brought before the U.S. District Court for Western Kentucky, Bamberger hired an attorney, Stephen Pence, and launched cross claim with Mr. Pence highlighting that: "Bamberger had no prior intention to act as he did…Bamberger would not have acted as he did without Trump and/or the Trump Campaign's specific urging and inspiration."
Furthermore, during the legal proceedings, Bamberger strongly protested that his actions at the rally equated to assault or violent behavior, saying only that he had “touched” the protesting woman, denying “the characterization of his actions as 'most aggressive' or 'shoving ... and striking,'" As a result of the evidence available, Federal Judge David J. Hale, has allowed the lawsuit to proceed.
Subsequently, President Trump’s attorneys have released a statement, detailing that Mr. Trump’s instruction to “Get them out of here” was directed at security not people at the rally. In a particularly stunning move, Mr. Trump has nonchalantly waved away the allegations, saying that he is "immune from the suit because he is president of the United States."