Unbelievable! A fight broke out between Donald Trump’s security team and immigrant protestors in front of Trump Tower in New York City. After a guard reportedly stole a sign, he allegedly slapped a protestor’s face when they tried to get it back! Click to watch!
Tensions continue to rise between 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump, 69, and the Latino community. Ever since Donald insulted Mexican immigrants by calling them drug dealers and “rapists,” he has been the target of many protests. During a demonstration in Manhattan, Donald’s security got into a scuffle with activists and one guard allegedly hit a protestor in the face!
Anti-Trump demonstrators staged a sidewalk protest at the entrance of Trump Tower on Sept. 3, reports the Daily Mail. During the protest, a guard stole a giant sign that read “TRUMP – MAKE AMERICA RACIST AGAIN.” When Efraín Galicia tried to get the sign back, the guard reportedly slapped Efraín! The alleged assault was even captured on video!
“They pushed me around,” Efraín told the New York Post. The video shows Efraín rushing after the guard, trying to grab the sign from behind the Trump security worker. When a second guard tries to pull Efraín away, the first one reportedly turns around and strikes Efraín in the face. The activist said, “We brought all our banners. We know the law. We know we can protest on the sidewalk.”
Efraín has been a US resident for 30 years and he clearly objected to Donald’s insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants. Aides for Donald reportedly said the demonstrators were blocking the sidewalk, reports NY1, and that the police were ultimately called. The Trump Campaign said that the security team was “jumped from behind” and that they would be pressing charges, reports The New York Times.
Yikes. If you’ve forgotten, Donald said that Mexico’s “sending people that are…bringing drugs, and bringing crime and their rapists” during his June 16 presidential announcement. Those words angered a lot of people. The co-hosts of his Miss USA pageant, Roselyn Sanchez and Christian De La Fuente, quit in protest. Becky G released a new song, “We Are Mexico,” in response to his insults. Mexico dropped out of Donald’s Miss Universe competition. NBC even dropped the Miss USA pageant and Celebrity Apprentice from its line-up. All this didn’t stop Donald from doubling down on his comments. He even mocked Asians by using broken English during a Dubuque, Iowa campaign stop on Aug. 25.
Do you think Donald should apologize for his comments, HollywoodLifers? Do you think he ever will?
— Jason Brow