Man arrested for slapping reporter’s hand at Trump’s Florida rally
ORLANDO — Authorities in Florida say a man was arrested outside the arena where President Trump made his reelection announcement for trying to slap a cellphone out of a journalist’s hand.
The Orlando Police Department said Wednesday that 51-year-old Daniel Kestner is facing a battery charge for trying to slap the phone out of the hand of Orlando Sentinel reporter Michael Williams.
WATCH: A man was arrested Tuesday after smacking an @orlandosentinel reporter's phone outside the Amway Center while President Trump was speaking inside https://t.co/PqOgz7tq8Y pic.twitter.com/zaxQ2cRiGh
— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) June 19, 2019
An arrest report says Williams was filming Kestner arguing with another man outside the Amway Center. In a tweet, Williams said he was recording Kestner, a Trump supporter, being kicked out of the arena Tuesday evening.
Online court records showed no attorney listed for Kestner.
Daniel Kestner told me he had been drinking Fireball shots at @Wahlburgers when he befriended a man who had different views of the president. When I last saw them, the two were walking together towards @AmwayCenter.
— Mike DeForest (@DeForestNews6) June 19, 2019
In a separate incident, a man was arrested for disorderly conduct for shoving another man about a block from the arena.