Video shared by Twitter user ‘Brax’ shows the young man and his friend being assaulted by a leftist who was deeply ‘offended’ by a MAGA hat. Brax, who clarifies on his Twitter account that it was NOT his hat, had this to say:
“So went out for a 2am snack and my friend (wearing a MAGA hat) had his hat stolen and a drink thrown in his face (and mine, you can see my arms on the left of the video)”
According to the Daily Caller, the CNN commentator, Marc Lamont Hill, condoned an attack on a 16-year-old boy wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat in a Thursday tweet.
On Tuesday night, a man in a San Antonio, Texas Whataburger stole a boy’s MAGA hat and then tossed his drink on the group of Trump-supporting teens.
“You ain’t supporting s*it, n******,” the man told the teens after he threw his drink on them. The stranger then said that the MAGA hat would ‘look great’ in his fireplace.
The teen in the video and rightful owner of the MAGA hat is 16-year-old Hunter Richard. Hunter shows more poise and maturity than his attacker when he spoke to WOAI.
“I support my President and if you don’t let’s have a conversation about it instead of ripping my hat off. I just think a conversation about politics is more productive for the entire whole rather than taking my hat and yelling subjective words to me,” he said.
As soon as the video hit social media the battle continued with many on the left gloating and supporting the adult attacker. Take a look.
Wish I could take the high road. But your MAGA hat reads like a swastika to me. So ummm … hmmm. Yeah. Maybe I’m no longer a decent person. https://t.co/OWYodBRtxB
— #1 #SNOWFALLFX FAN IN LIFE (free Melody) (@VanLathan) July 5, 2018
Lamont Hill claimed in a follow-up tweet on his own page that he doesn’t “advocate throwing drinks on people,” but still suggested that wearing a MAGA hat invites assault and that it’s hard to “feel sympathy” for the teen.
“Yes, i think MAGA hats (deliberately) reflect a movement that conjures racism, homophobia, xenophobia, etc,” he asserted. “So yes, it’s a little harder to feel sympathy when someone gets Coca Cola thrown on him.”
I actually don’t advocate throwing drinks on people. Not at all. But yes, i think MAGA hats (deliberately) reflect a movement that conjures racism, homophobia, xenophobia, etc. So yes, it’s a little harder to feel sympathy when someone gets Coca Cola thrown on him. https://t.co/ASlATau2PF
One silver lining to this story was recently reported by Fox News:
The man in the video allegedly was fired from his part-time job at a San Antonio bar after the footage began circulating on social media.
“It came to our attention earlier this evening that a part-time employee was captured on cell phone video assaulting another person at a local eatery,” the Rumble bar in San Antonio posted on its Facebook page. “The assault took place, presumably, because this employee did not agree with the other individual’s political stance.”
It continued: “We have since terminated this employee, as his actions go against everything that this establishment stands for. THIS BAR IS A SAFE SPACE FOR EVERYONE! No matter your race, creed, ethnicity, sexual identity, and political stance, you are welcomed here!”