The Jussie Smollett case has resulted in a rise in “hate crimes” — against Trump supporters. Yet another person was assaulted for wearing a Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat, this time at a Mexican restaurant.
A 41-year-old Falmouth, Mass. woman was arrested last Friday and charged with disorderly conduct and assault and battery after assaulting a 23-year-old Mashpee, Mass. man because he was wearing a MAGA hat.
Rosiane Santos claims that she was angry that Bryton Turner entered a Mexican restaurant while wearing a the hat.
According to Boston 25 News:
The man wearing the hat, 23-year-old Bryton Turner of Mashpee, was so annoyed with the woman's antics that he pulled out his phone and started recording her[…]
Turner says he was minding his own business, when Santos started yelling at him because of his hat, which bears the theme that President Donald Trump campaigned on.
The woman is seen walking behind him and hitting his hat off his head.
When asked if Turner did anything to provoke Santos, bartender Geo Macarao said, "No, no he just walked in and ordered his food.”
When police showed up to the restaurant, the woman told them the man shouldn't be allowed to eat in a Mexican restaurant. President Donald Trump is aiming to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
As if that weren’t enough of a display that showed how unstable Santos seemed to be over the situation, after police began escorting her out of the restaurant, Santos attempted to strike Turner again.
“I couldn’t imagine somebody just coming up and hitting them when there’s cops right here,” Macarao continued.
But the fun doesn’t stop there, Santos gave a half-hearted mea culpa in which she expressed regret while maintaining she is the “victim.”
“I had a little bit to drink," Santos told Boston 25 News. "Maybe that’s the reason that I couldn’t walk away but being discriminated for so many times in my life, I just had to stand up for myself. He’s not a victim. I am the victim. I have been bullied, OK?”
No. Not okay.
Just because Santos — a Brazilian immigrant, claims she’s been “bullied” in the past, it doesn’t give her the right to discriminate against others. That makes her no better than the people that have supposedly bullied Santos.
Not only that, but witnesses say Turner did nothing to Santos or anyone else. How does that make Santos the victim, at least in this situation? It doesn’t. It’s a cheap excuse to deflect blame from herself.
For Boston 25 News' coverage of the story, watch below: