San Antonio police are investigating what appears to be a politically motivated hate crime after 16-year-old Trump supporter Richard Hunter was reportedly assaulted by an aggressive liberal for wearing a red MAGA hat at a local Whataburger.
In a video which went viral Wednesday, an angry man in black-rimmed glasses can be seen throwing a soda on Hunter and two friends at 2:35 a.m. on the 4th of July. As the man walks away with the teenager's MAGA hat, he can be heard shouting "this is gonna go great in my fucking fireplace, bitch," while walking out of the eatery with another man who filmed the encounter.
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) pic.twitter.com/B3QjBFIxPk— Brax🕊 (@brxpug) July 4, 2018
news reporters just left the house— Brax🕊 (@brxpug) July 5, 2018
Hunter told Fox 29 San Antonio that some of his hair was pulled when the man ripped his hat off, while calling for civil discourse instead of confrontation.
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." -Richard Hunter
Within hours of the incident going viral, the attacker was identified through a crowdsourced effort as Kino Ahuitzotl Jimenez, a member of the Green Party of Texas according to their website. The group's "key values" include; nonviolence, respect for diversity, and social justice.
Shortly thereafter Jimenez was fired from his job at San Antonio bar, Rumble, which confirmed his dismissal in several Facebook statements and a text exchange.
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 assault took place, presumably, because this employee did not agree with the other individuals political stance.
We have since terminated this employee, as his actions go against everything that this establishment stands for.
Rumble has, and always will be, a bar that is as inclusive as any establishment could possibly be. THIS BAR IS A SAFE SPACE FOR EVERYONE! No matter your race, creed, ethnicity, sexual identity, and political stance, you are welcomed here!
We do not condone the actions or behavior that were displayed in the cell phone video, and we never will.
If you have any questions or concerns please message us privately. We support and appreciate your business.
The bar also noted that the incident did not occur at Rumble:
We wonder if the left will start attacking Rumble on Yelp - which is exactly what happened to a Canadian restaurant after they fired a manager who kicked out a man wearing a MAGA hat.
The attack comes amid escalating tensions over President Trump's "zero tolerance" policy of enforcing existing immigration laws, which has resulted in several members of the Trump administration suffering harassment in public and at their homes - most notably Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was ejected from the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, VA after the owner's gay employees became uncomfortable in Sanders's presence.
In response to the spate of public harassment last month, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) called for Democrats to form into mobs and physically confront members of the Trump administration if they see them out in public.
"If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere," said Waters.
The next weekend, a massive skirmish broke out in Portland between Trump supporting "Proud Boys" and members of Antifa - who showed up to protest a conservative rally attended by the Proud Boys and the right-wing "Patriot Prayer" Group. At one point, a Proudboy known as Rufio (seen at 1:00 in the video below) knocks out an Antifa member cold.
The recent altercations have led some to believe that the United States is about to have a second Civil War - which 31% of voters think may happen in the next five years. That said, many on the right joke that actual combat wouldn't go over so well for the left - whose men are often referred to as "soy boys" after their storied consumption of estrogen-laden soy products which some believe contribute to the development of traditionally feminine attributes.
Consequently, the thought of a left vs. right "second Civil War" has resulted in a campaign of mockery from the right:
Dearest Xer,— Jack Posobiec🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 3, 2018
Conditions on the front are grim. Our soy rations are down to two lattes a day. Wifi is only one bar. We have but the writings of Senator Ta-Nehisi to comfort us during the frog barrages. Intel reports General McInnes’ forces are on the move
Meanwhile, some on the left are cheering the soda thrower...
The comments in the replies are cheering on the 30 year old dude who assaulted two minors over a MAGA hat. https://t.co/JhvSAeWGrQ— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 5, 2018
DSA leftists with roses in their Twitter bios who cry about children being separated from their families are in the comments cheering on two kids being assaulted by an adult over a hat.— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 5, 2018
Get some psychiatric help before someone puts the hurt on you in a fight you can’t win.