Watch: Trump Supporter and Man He Sucker Punched at a Rally Embraced in a Forgiving Hug

The gesture inspired applause in the court room.
  • Back in March, when the presidential campaigns were starting to heat up, Black activist Rakeem Jones was punched in the face by John McGraw, a Trump supporter, at a rally

    McGraw, 79, was then charged with assault and battery, disorderly conduct and communicating a threat.

    On Wednesday, McGraw pleaded no contest in the courtroom, where Jones was also present. The defense team argued that the assault was not racially motivated, and McGraw offered a direct apology to Jones. 

  • The two shared a moment in court where McGraw offered his hand in an apology

    The judge sentenced McGraw to 12 months unsupervised probation.

  • Some are not satisfied with the apology or the low sentence for McGraw

  • While most people commend Jones for being an example for the entire country

  • However, Jones felt proud about what he did and said it wasn't done for applause it was done 'for us'

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