On Tuesday, a 16-year-old boy was attacked by a Texas man for wearing a "Make Again Great Again" hat at a San Antonio Whataburger restaurant. The suspect, identified as Kino Jimenez, 30, stole Hunter Richard's hat, cussed him out, and threw a drink in his face.
The attack on the innocent teen was apparently comical to Temple University Professor and CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill. Replying to a tweet regarding the attack, Hill posted three cry-laughing emojis.
One of the boys accompanying Richard during the attack posted the video and explained via Twitter, "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)."
Leftist podcaster Van Lathan quote-tweeted the post and suggested the teen deserved the attack because a "MAGA" hat "reads like a swastika."
Hill then replied with the cry-laughing emojis:
And it didn't stop there. Hill again expressed that it's "a little harder to feel sympathy when someone gets Coca Cola thrown on him" when they wear a "MAGA" hat, which, to the professor, reflects "a movement that conjures racism, homophobia, xenophobia, etc."
This is incredibly disturbing, particularly at a time when harassment of Trump officials and Trump supporters have become frequent occurrences.
The attack on Richard comes in the wake of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) calling for Trump administration officials to be harassed when seen out in public. "If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd," Waters told a California rally crowd, on June 23. "And you push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome any more, anywhere! ... God is on our side!"
Waters made the call for harassment the day after White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was kicked out of a restaurant because she works for President Trump. Since then, White House adviser Stephen Miller's home has been targeted by leftists decrying him as a "white nationalist"; Senate Majority Leader Mich McConnell and his wife, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, we're harassed in D.C.; and last week, a Trump supporter was refused service at a popular seafood restaurant in Canada.
Last year, there was an assassination attempt on Congressional Republicans by a deranged leftist on a baseball field in Virginia.