After rally staffers calm things down between the two, one of them helps Morris get back up. Upon regaining his composure, he immediately reaches for the agent's throat, getting a good grip on it before the agent rebuffs him. But of course, the agent's response was “unwarranted” and Morris is the victim in all this:
Nevertheless, once whatever happened between the two men is over, and both are standing, watch the reporter suddenly reach out and grab the Secret Service agent’s throat.
ADDED: Additionally, the video below shows a chest bump between the agent and the Time reporter. Perticone reports that things got physical after the Time reporter said “fuck you” to the Secret Service agent.
ADDED: Here is video of the actual takedown, which, according to Perticone, happened after what looks like a chest bump and the reporter telling the agent, “f*ck you.”
Perticone reports that this happened at Donald Trump’s Monday afternoon campaign rally in Virginia.
CNN reports that the reporter is Time photographer Chris Morris, who claims he was “assaulted first” and that he will not press charges.
ADDED: Perticone is now calling my write-up “misleading.” But his tweet is misleading. His own video (third one above) shows what looks like the reporter intentionally bumping up against the Secret Service agent and saying “f*ck you” before the throw-down. Then after things have settled down and appear over, the reporter grabs the agent’s throat.
The entire altercation is captured above on the four videos.
ADDED: The Secret Service has released a statement:
ADDED: The reporter claims he grabbed the agent’s throat to demonstrate to the agent what the agent had just done to him.
That reporter should be in federal custody NOW! as well as charges against the times for planning an assault on a federal agent
That there is assault.
Must of been a Bernie supporter!
He should have been arrested and charged with several crimes. Why do they allow these idiots to get away with things. There are no consequences anymore and that is why things are out of hand.
Kicking like a little girl. No doubt a Bernie supporter.
If he would have done the same thing at a Clinton rally he would have beeen shot read on the spot, no questions asked.
Liberals believe in “rules” oh yea….for others, just not them.
Bet he wished he’s never done that. He’s a marked man now, the dummy!
looks photo shopped to me
But he’s a liberal reporter and is not racist because he loves 0bama. So therefore he has cart blanche to do whatever he wants!