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.