A 16-year-old boy has been verbally abused and assaulted at a restaurant for wearing one of Donald Trump’s trademark “Make America Great Again” hats.
The ordeal, which took place in San Antonio, was caught on camera and has been widely shared.
The clip shows an unidentified suspect chucking a drink in Hunter Richard’s face while saying “you ain’t supporting s***” before leaving the restaurant with his red hat.
Mr Hunter, who is from the Texas city, was having a meal with his friends at a Whataburger restaurant in Thousands Oaks when the incident took place.
“I support my President and if you don’t let’s have a conversation about it instead of ripping my hat off,” Mr Hunter told News 4 San Antonio.
“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 added: “I was looking at the comments by some people and they are like ‘this is uncalled for’ and other people are [have] mixed opinions. I didn’t think it would blow up to what it is now.”
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
The clip has been viewed more than two million times since Patricia Spittler – thought to be one of the boys’ mothers – shared it on Facebook.
Ms Spittler issued an appeal for users to help identify the “scumbag of the year.”
“It would be nice to know who he is for someone to let him know his actions are not okay,” she said in a since-deleted post.
“Real tough guy… approaches a group of teenagers minding their own business just having a burger! He kept his hat, too.”
A police report has reportedly been filed over the incident.
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