Another day, another report of a Trump supporter being brutally assaulted.
Scott Sauter, a gay conservative who supports President Donald Trump, was brutally attacked when walking from a comedy club back to his apartment in the Riverside Neighborhood of Austin, Texas on Sunday.
According to Sauter, it was his cigarette lighter which had a picture of Donald Trump on it that caused his attacker to initially approach him.
When Sauter told the man he supported Trump, “that’s when things got crazy.”
Sauter gave his account to the Gateway Pundit:
Scott Sauter: I lit up a cigarette and pulled out my lighter which has a picture of Donald Trump on it, a man approached me after noticing the lighter. He said ‘You’re in Austin. You are actually pulling a Donald Trump Lighter?! You don’t think that’s a big deal?’ I told him that I support our president. That’s when things got crazy. He became verbally aggressive. He started swearing, telling me that Austin is mostly Hispanic. It escalated from there, he stole my lighter and then he started beating the living sh*t out of me.
TGP: You didn’t throw the first punch or anything? This man attacked you just for supporting the President?
Scott: I wasn’t being aggressive at all. He grabbed my lighter, took it from me and then he started berating me. I told him that I support our president and I believe in his policies. That’s when he started hitting me.
TGP: What did this man look like?
Scott: It was an African American man… the police came when I was on the ground knocked unconscious. My head was busted open. I couldn’t find my glasses. I could barely speak because my mouth was so swollen. I had to just get back to my apartment… That’s what you get for being a gay conservative.
TGP: That’s a nightmare. Have you heard any more about the police investigation?
Scott: So far it’s all pending. They aren’t sure if it’s a hate crime.
TGP: I’d go so far as to say that its a double hate crime. Not only are you gay – which I know is liberal identity politics – but more importantly you’re conservative. And right now hate crimes against conservatives are on the rise. Did he take anything from you?
Scott: Just my trump lighter, and my glasses. He didn’t mug me if that’s what you’re asking.
This week’s new cycle has been filled with numerous incidents in which Trump supporters have viciously assaulted for doing nothing but showing their support for the POTUS.
Grant Chisholm, a 39-year-old Trump supporter, was knocked out and suffered a concussion after being attacked by a protester at Portland International Airport on Tuesday.
Chisholm claims that he was hit in the head three times with a metallic object by one of the protesters who disagreed with Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban.
“They almost killed me tonight,” he told The Oregonian.
Chisholm was staging a counter-protest at Portland International with a group called Bible Believers.
During the violent riot outside a Milo Yiannopoulos event at UC Berkeley on Wednesday, Trump supporters were beaten with flagpoles, punched and pepper sprayed.
— janey (@janeygak) February 2, 2017
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