Trump DEFENDS couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters by saying they would’ve been ‘beat up badly’

DONALD Trump defended the Missouri couple who pointed a rifle and a pistol at Black Lives Matter protesters in their gated community.

Mark, 63, and Patricia McCloskey, 61, were filmed brandishing firearms at Missouri demonstrators marching on St Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s residence on June 28.

Trump issued this support for the couple
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Armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey confront protesters
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Armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey confront protesters[/caption]

On Tuesday, the President issued his support for the personal injury lawyers after Patricia insisted they thought the demonstrators were going to “burn down the house,” “kill our dog” and “kill us.”

“When you look at St Louis and the two people coming out, they were going to be beat up badly if they were lucky – if they were lucky, okay,” Trump told Townhall’s Katie Pavlich.

“And the house was going to be totally ransacked and probably burned down like they were trying to burn down churches.

“And these people were standing there, never used it, and they were legal, the weapons.”

Patricia can be seen pointing a gun at the protesters
Mark also retrieved his firearm after ‘being threatened’ by protesters

“And now I understand somebody local, they want to prosecute these people,” he added. “It’s a disgrace.”

His comments come after Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner released a statement announcing that officials are investigating the incident.

“I am alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protesters were met by guns at a violent assault,” Gardner said. “My office is currently working with the public to investigate these event.”

“Make no mistake: we will not tolerate the use of force against those exercising their First Amendment rights, and will use the full power of Missouri law to hold people accountable.”

McCloskey said he was offended by insinuation that his effort to protect his family was racially motivated.


Mark and Patricia McCloskey brandishing their guns at protesters after his gated community was broken into[/caption]


On Tuesday, Attorney Kimberly Gardner announced officials are investigating the incident[/caption]

He said his 30-year career as a lawyer was largely focused on helping those “that need a voice.”

“I wasn’t worried what the race was (of) the mob that came through my gate, I was worried that I was going to be killed. I didn’t care what race they were,” emphasized McCloskey on on Tucker Carlson Tonight.

Protesters insisted that they were non-threatening after they breaking down the neighborhood gate in late June and cops have since seized their assault rifles.

Last week, police reportedly searched their home and confiscated the AR-15 rifle that was seen in the viral footage.

The McCloskeys defended retrieving their firearms
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Patricia appeared to be talking with protesters during the viral video

“We complied with the search warrant,” McCloskey told The Todd Starnes Radio Show. “They took my AR.. I’m absolutely surprised by this.”

The handgun held by his wife was not seized and is with their attorney.

The couple have not been charged with any offense.

But on July 3, the demonstrators returned to the the McCloskey home to taunt them, prompting them to hide valuables secure their home.


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