SAN ANTONIO (ChurchMilitant.com) - A video showing a man assaulting a teenager for wearing a Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat is going viral. Thirty-year-old Kino Jimenez threw a drink in the face of 16-year-old Hunter Richard at a Whataburger in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday night. News4 San Antonio reports Richard said his hair was also pulled during the assault. Jimenez has been arrested and charged with theft of a person, a state felony in Texas.
Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted Thursday afternoon: "If someone can get me this young man’s information I’ll get him a new #maga hat... SIGNED by #potus!!!"
Jimenez cursed out Richard as he walked away with Richard's MAGA hat, saying, "You ain't supporting s*** n*****!"
Jimenez went on, "This is going to go right in my f***ing fireplace, b****."
Dallas-based conservative radio personality and author Mark Davis told Church Militant:
Just another in a long line of examples as Trump opponents realize that they are losing on the issues, so they must resort to brutal attacks, sometimes in words, sometimes in actions. The good news is that unhinged reactions like this may help solidify the Trump base.
Jimenez was fired from his part-time job at the bar Rumble. The bar stated in a now-inaccessible Facebook post Wednesday evening, "We have since terminated this employee, as his actions go against everything that this establishment stands for."
Richard said regarding the incident, "I support my president, and if you don't, let's have a conversation about it instead of ripping my hat off. 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."
The assault comes on the heels of an ad released by the Republican Party in late June titled "Unhinged." The ad features Rep. Maxine Waters telling a crowd of supporters to "push back" on Trump administration officials and "tell them they're not welcome."
This incident isn't the first time a liberal adult has gone viral for assaulting and harassing a minor for having opposing views. In April 2017, Church Militant reported on a Pennsylvania assistant principal who resigned after a viral video was released showing him berating a pro-life teenager for demonstrating on a public sidewalk.
Throughout the confrontation, the teenager, Conner Haines, peacefully spoke to people in passing vehicles about abortion. The assistant principal, Zach Ruff, walked up to the student, stuck his finger in Haines' face and snapped, "Don't talk to my students! I will call the police if you don't shut up."
A moment after Ruff began blocking the two activists, Haines remarked that the unborn victims of abortion are image-bearers of God. Ruff shouted, "You can go to Hell, where they are, too!"
Ruff repeatedly threatened to call the police, accusing the teens — who were lawfully standing on a public sidewalk — of harassment. The first time Haines spoke the name of Christ, Ruff got in his face and said, "Listen here, son, I'm as gay as the day is long and twice as sunny. I don't give a f*** what you think Jesus tells me and what I should and should not be doing."
In September 2017, conservative commentator Steven Crowder released a video exposé of an undercover investigation his team conducted infiltrating Antifa. Crowder revealed not only the premeditated nature of the violence committed by the left-wing group, but the refusal by the mainstream media to give coverage to the issue even when shown footage of the inside workings of Antifa.