A 39-year-old Montana man was arrested this week for slamming a 13-year-old child’s head into the ground because the child wouldn’t take off his hat during the National Anthem at a rodeo. The man’s lawyers claim that he attacked the boy because “Trump told him to,” and that tells you everything you need to know about the President’s rhetoric. The child has a fractured skull and a concussion as a result of the attack. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced