“I don’t see why it’s not a hate crime”
A 68-year-old Vietnam veteran was violently attacked and called a “white motherf**ker” after a thug overheard his conversation with a gas station attendant about how he planned to vote for Donald Trump.
“The man behind him became irate, using racial slurs and expletives, authorities said. Daniels said the abusive man left the store first, but waited for him outside and picked up where he left off,” reports NewsJax4.
The attacker, who police described as a 6ft+ tall, 25 to 35-year-old, 210 to 230 pound black male, confronted Daniels again before launching the assault.
“He said, ‘Hey, I need to talk to you.’ I said, ‘Partner, I don’t want to talk to nobody. Look, that stuff is over with. I was just voicing an opinion. So were you,’ and I said, ‘Come on, let me get some gas,’” Daniels said. “He reached over, grabbed me by (the) arm, turned me around and came down with his left hand. (He) knocked me down, and when I hit the ground, he said, ‘What do you think about Trump now you white mother (expletive).’ And then he started kicking me.”
Daniels told the attacker he was a Vietnam veteran, to which he responded, “I don’t give a f**k about you being a vet.”
Daniels said he wanted the culprit to go to jail and that the attack was obviously a hate crime.
“I don’t see why it’s not a hate crime with all the words he was saying. It was all about me being a white man and supporting Trump. If that’s not hate, then I don’t know what is.”
Although the assault was captured on the store’s surveillance camera, police have not released it to the media.
“This story needs to go viral and the video of his assault must be released to the public. The reality of the persecution Trump supporters are facing must be shown for all to see,” comments Chris Menahan.
If the roles were reversed and an elderly black Hillary Clinton supporter had been physically attacked by a racist white Trump supporter, the story would be getting national attention.
However, the media has consistently buried reports about Trump supporters being harassed because it contradicts the narrative that his voters are aggressive, low intelligence racists.