A shouting match ensued when one of President Donald Trump‘s dutiful supporters dared to lecture a Baltimore protester on all the president has done to help minorities.
The confrontation, which was filmed, unfolded as demonstrators gathered Thursday to protest Trump’s speech at a House GOP retreat that night. The clip begins with the two men at each other’s throats, exchanging barbs over the president’s track record since taking office in 2016.
“Name one thing,” the Trump supporter says.
“[He’s] locking us up,” the protester replies.
The Trump fan shoots back: “He actually signed prison reform legislation! Yeah, he did. He’s letting thousands of minorities out of prison.”
As things escalate, a city officer intervenes in an effort to keep the peace.
“Hey Hey! If we’re going to do this, we’re going to keep the peace,” he says, wedging his way between the two men.
The warning did little to calm the feuding men, who continued shouting at each other as officers attempted to hold them back. A bearded bystander, who alleged the protester was the one who sparked the confrontation, seemed to want in on the action as well.
“F–k ’em,” the demonstrator says. “Trump and all of them.”
“Trump 2020!” the Trump supporter yells back, later mentioning the falling Black unemployment rate — which he credited Trump for. A U.S. Labor Department report released earlier this month showed that joblessness among African-American workers had dropped to 5.5 percent, a new record low.
“Donald Trump has lowered unemployment to the lowest levels in history!” the Trump fan screams. “I don’t understand it — why you don’t like him.”
“Because he’s a pedophile,” the protester replies. “Donald Trump is into pornography.”
Watch more in the video below.
— Phil Yacuboski (@WBALPhil) September 12, 2019