Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called a black supporter a "thug," and kicked him out of an Oct. 26 rally in North Carolina on Oct. 26 (video below).
C.J. Cary, the African-American supporter, worked his way near the front of the crowd, waved a note that he wanted to give to Trump and shouted, "Donald!"
"He entirely mistook that and thought that I was a protester," Cary told The News & Observer after the incident.
At the rally, Trump shouted at Cary, "...Were you paid $1,500 to be a thug?"
After the mostly-white crowd cheered Trump, he said: "You can get him out, get him out. Out!"
As security guards removed Cary, he raised his hand up and the crowd booed him.
The note Cary wanted to give Trump said: "I have to get ready to come to Kinston. Donald I am not including everything. But you must defeat lying Hillary and lying Obama. These characters are bad really bad."
One of Trump’s personal security guards noticed that Cary wore a GOP badge, and Cary tried to explain.
"I said, 'I was trying to get to this doc to Mr. Donald … will you get this to Donald?'" Cary recalled. "He said, 'Well dude, we’d be happy to give it to him.'"
Cary said the security guard told him he should have talked to security instead of interrupting the event.
Cary filled his yard with at least 40 Trump signs, most of which got vandalized at least three times, the Rocky Mountain Telegraph reported in July.
"I have to put the signs back up or they win," Cary told the newspaper. "It's my right to free speech."
At the time, Cary's devotion to Trump had cost him $1,800 in signs.
"I support Trump because he's honest," Cary added. "You can work with an honest person and convince them their vision isn't in the best interest of everyone. You can't work with dishonest people. That's why I don't like Obama -- the worst president in American history."