With fellow Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson being criticized for saying he would have tried to attack the shooter in the recent Oregon college massacre, a report about Donald Trump intervening in a basebal bat beating in New York City in 1991 has been recalled by Zionists for Trump.
Zionists for Trump reposted a November 1991 New York Daily News article (via Philly.com) that reports on Trump getting out of his limo to stop a man who was savagely beating another man with a baseball bat. Eyewitnesses confirmed Trump’s account according to the Daily News . Trump apparently did not seek publicity for this, the Daily News contacted him for the story.
“Witnesses said Trump, with Marla Maples tugging at his arm to try to stop him, leaped from his black stretch limousine Monday evening during the Manhattan assault.
“”Someone in the car looked over and said, ‘Gee, look at that, it’s a mugging,’ ” Trump said. “I said to my driver to stop the car because it was brutal-looking.”
“Trump was at first reluctant to discuss his daredevil deed, but then he warmed to the task.
“”The guy with the bat looked at me, and I said, “Look, you’ve gotta stop this. Put down the bat,”‘ Trump said. “I guess he recognized me because he said, ‘Mr. Trump, I didn’t do anything wrong.’ I said, ‘How could you not do anything wrong when you’re whacking a guy with a bat?’ Then he ran away.”
“Trump said the incident occurred at 8 p.m. as he, Maples and another couple were heading toward the Lincoln Tunnel on their way to the Meadowlands in New Jersey for a Paula Abdul concert.”
One witness was included in the article disputing Trump’s account while another corroborated what Trump said.
“All of a sudden, a big long limousine pulls up on an angle, and Donald Trump pops out with the blond, too,” the witness said. “There was a guy with a bat, hitting a guy over the head, and Trump yelled, ‘Put that bat down. What are you doing?’ The guy dropped the bat, came over and started talking to him.”
“Trump said the bat-man delivered at least “five or six good whacks” before he interceded.
“Trump said he left the site only after he saw a man who appeared to be a doctor treating the victim and heard that an ambulance was on its way.
“A Midtown North Precinct spokeswoman said the attack was not reported to police.”
Afterward, Trump said he though about the help his mother got when she was mugged three weeks before in which a witness to the attack chased and caught the man who attacked her.