CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former paid worker for Donald Trump’s presidential bid has accused the campaign’s North Carolina state director of pointing a loaded handgun at him.
Vincent Bordini filed a civil lawsuit in state court against the Trump campaign and recent state director Earl Phillip. The lawsuit alleges assault and battery, seeking monetary damages for emotional distress. Bordini says Trump’s national campaign leadership refused to address the February incident.
Wednesday’s lawsuit — first reported on by WBTV in Charlotte — says Bordini and Phillip were traveling by car in South Carolina when the campaign director suddenly pulled out a gun and pressed the barrel to his kneecap.
Phillip told The Associated Press Wednesday he resigned as state director and deputy chair of Trump’s National Diversity Coalition, referring further questions to his lawyer.