A self-described Trump voter was caught on video berating minority staffers at a Starbucks near the University of Miami campus.
The Miami New Times reported that the man became irate when his order took too long and began yelling “Trump!” at staff members. On the video he can be seen calling a black cashier “trash,” then follows up by saying “I voted for Trump! Trump! You lost, now give me my money back.”
He goes on to have a verbal altercation with another staffer after the man told him he was rude to treat people like that.
— jorge dc (@jorge_b_dc) November 16, 2016
The video is a microcosm of interactions that have swept the country since Trump’s victory in the 2016 election. Trump fans have been reported from coast to coast as the instigators of hostile behavior, including targeting black students for harassment, painting swastikas in schools and on synagogues, and pulling at women wearing hijabs.
Trump himself has made one, tepid, request to his supporters to stop their behavior. But he has not done so in his highly followed Twitter account.
At the same time he has announced the selection of Stephen Bannon, the white nationalist editor of the right-wing Breitbart.com as his “chief counselor” and top White House advisor. Many Democrats, including leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Senators Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer, have called for Trump to rescind the job offer based on his hate-filled past.
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