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Lawsuit: Trump’s North Carolina campaign director pointed gun at aide

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 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 has filed a civil lawsuit against the Trump campaign and recent state director Earl Phillip. The lawsuit alleges assault and battery, and seeks monetary damages for emotional distress. Bordini says Trump's national campaign leadership refused to address the incident that occurred in February.

Wednesday's lawsuit — first reported on by WBTV in Charlotte — alleges 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 on Wednesday he resigned as state director and deputy chair of Trump's National Diversity Coalition, referring further questions to his lawyer.