Posted on October 22, 2019

Florida Man Who Spoke in Front of Trump, Pence at White House Event Now Behind Bars

Greg Norman, Fox News, October 22, 2019

A 20-year-old man who spoke in front of President Trump and Vice President Pence at a White House event in July is now behind bars in Florida on charges including attempted felony murder and battery on a uniformed security officer.

Johnny Brummit was taken into custody on Oct. 17 following a shooting at a Megabus terminal in Orlando two weeks prior, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

Brummit, a recent graduate of a culinary training program in Florida for at-risk and economically disadvantaged youth, visited the White House on July 25 to speak about his experience. The event was held to mark the 1-year anniversary of the Pledge to America’s Workers, a Trump economic initiative.


The Orlando Sentinel, citing an arrest affidavit, reported that Brummit’s girlfriend, Talia Greene-Stover, had gotten into an argument with a Megabus employee who had asked her to not sit in a taxi stand area. A security guard there tried to diffuse the tensions, but then Brummit reportedly joined in on the argument.

Brummit and Greene-Stover eventually departed the terminal, but before doing so, Brummit allegedly told the Megabus employee that he should leave work because he would be back, according to the newspaper.

They later returned to the facility with Greene-Stover’s stepfather, James E. Hird Jr., and started assaulting the security guard, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Hird Jr., the affidavit says, is accused of firing multiple shots into the guard’s shoulder and jaw.

The suspects fled the scene while the guard was rushed to a local hospital. He now is reported to be in stable condition.

Brummit though has been charged with attempted felony murder, robbery with a firearm and battery on a uniformed security officer, and is being held at the Orange County Jail, records show. Greene-Stover and Hird Jr. also are in custody on similar charges.


The newspaper reported Brummit has previously admitted to having a juvenile arrest record.