RALEIGH – North Carolina was essentially Ground Zero in the 2016 presidential elections due to its importance as a ‘swing state.’ Through out the campaign, and especially in the final weeks, Donald Trump and his surrogates held numerous rallies across the Old North State, from Charlotte to Fayetteville to Selma.
A man instrumental to those campaign events and the momentum Trump built in the state was Earl Phillip. You might remember his name, not from his campaign contributions, but from his sudden departure from the campaign after being accused of pulling a gun on an associate. The media ate it up, eager to paint Trump and his campaign as reckless bullies, and the story spread across the nation.
Well, it turns out that the case against Phillip is being dropped, and he has a letter from the accuser attesting to his character.
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On February 4, Earl Phillip, the former North Carolina State Campaign Manager for then Candidate, Donald J. Trump for President, was vindicated from all allegations brought on him from Vincent Bordini, the former campaign data analyst. In August, 2016, Bordini alleged that Phillip pulled a gun out on him just months before the November General Election.
The case against Mr. Phillip was voluntarily dismissed after the attorney for Mr. Bordini sent an affidavit absolving Mr. Phillip of any wrongdoing.
Mr. Phillip stated, “This was nothing more than a well orchestrated character assassination by Vincent and his
“I believe it was a power play. It was all about control. The goal of these individuals was to have me removed as State Director of the Trump Campaign so they could install their handpicked puppet. None of the people involved in this covert effort to ruin my name and credibility supported Mr. Trump during the primary. They were mostly supporters of Cruz or Rubio that tried to use me in an attempt to cause a distraction in hopes of hurting Mr. Trump’s chances of winning. I’m a married man with a family. I’m a veteran. My name and credibility means a lot to me and these people conjured up a lie to discredit me all in the name of politics. It’s disgusting and unfair.”
After an 18 month legal battle, Phillip is now seemingly absolved, but he says the effects to his reputation and family cannot easily be undone.
Phillip asserts that the accuser waited months before bring the suit; chose to bring a civil suit instead of a criminal one; and, named the campaign itself in the suit. For Phillip, all of this combines to give him the impression that this was about fabricating a story to get a pay off and ruin his career to boot.
First in Freedom Daily talked to Mr. Phillip about the ramifications of the false accusation on him and his family, possible motivations of the accuser, and why the media will not likely give his apparent vindication the same treatment that they gave the accusation.
We’ll bring you more from Phillip in the coming days.