President Trump has heard about the young man who was assaulted at the fast food chain Whataburger for wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. The attacker, identified Thursday as 30-year-old Kino Jimenez, snatched the hat off the teenager's head while he was enjoying a meal, threw his drink at him and cursed him on his way out the door - all because he didn't like his apparel.
Jimenez was arrested Thursday for theft and Whataburger released the following statement about the incident.
“We were shocked to see this video and certainly don’t condone this type of customer behavior in our restaurants,” the statement read. “To be clear, no Whataburger employees were involved or witnessed the incident, and we ask that questions be directed to San Antonio PD as we continue supporting their efforts.”
The Trump family, in hopes of making the young man's week a bit better, wants to replace his stolen hat with another one, signed by President Trump himself.
Other figures, however, weren't too upset by the Whataburger spectacle. For CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill, the teen apparently had it coming.
I actually don’t advocate throwing drinks on people. Not at all. But yes, i think MAGA hats (deliberately) reflect a movement that conjures racism, homophobia, xenophobia, etc. So yes, it’s a little harder to feel sympathy when someone gets Coca Cola thrown on him. https://t.co/ASlATau2PF— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) July 5, 2018
Other Trump critics have taken it upon themselves to taunt Trump supporters or White House officials in public. Take the Red Hen restaurant owner, for instance, who kicked Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders out of her establishment last month.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) appeared to encourage such confrontation in her now infamous speech. It earned her the nickname "low IQ" from Trump.
Trump Jr. emphasized on Twitter that "no one should feel unsafe" supporting their president.