From FOX5 New York:
Holy shit, did you see his face? I don’t think this is a hoax.
A New York City art gallery owner says he was viciously beaten in Manhattan by a large group of teens for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
Jahangir “John” Turan, 42, says it happened Tuesday evening on Canal Street. He was wearing the MAGA hat that he had purchased earlier in the day at Trump Tower.
“I love President Trump. I think he’s doing a great job,” Turan said.
Can’t say that in New York City.
He says the group of about 15 “kids” yelled “F*** Trump” and stomped on him. One of them smashed his head into a scaffold. Turan says he suffered a fracture in his cheek and a badly swollen eye. He’s awaiting an eye specialist to determine if there is any permanent damage to his sight.
This is a combination of two things we’ve seen recently, attacks on Trump supporters and attacks by large groups of people (often Teens).
As for wearing the hat again in New York City, he says he’ll think twice before doing it again.
“It’s sad to get beat up for wearing this hat. This is America,” Turan said.
That is the point of attacking a man like that, to make those who disagree with the mob afraid to show their opinion.
The Hill reported this story on Twitter. Many of the comments are what you would expect, e.g.:
I don't approve, but if I wore Klan robes or a Nazi uniform around, I might think that my risk of pissing someone off might increase. Your choice, but consider the message you're sending and don't be surprised if someone responds.
— Doug Horne (@Wendell25) August 1, 2019
I only see more and more of this happening before the next election.
And like I frequently say, it’s the places where you can’t carry that you need a gun the most.