A British Trump supporter found himself surrounded by rabid protesters chanting “Nazi scum” before hurling a milkshake at his head.
While President Trump was protected by steel barricades and a heavy police force during his visit to Downing Street Tuesday, nearby protesters had taken to the streets to demonstrate against his UK visit, often turning physically violent when encountering anyone who dared to have a different opinion.
A Trump supporter is milkshaked by a hostile crowd in Parliament Square.
— Matthew Thompson (@mattuthompson) June 4, 2019
A Londoner who supported the president was soon targeted by a hostile crowd holding signs denouncing his visit, as could be seen in a video posted by LBC reporter Matthew Thompson.
Chants of “Nazi scum” were hurled at the Trump supporter in Parliament Square, escalating until he was apparently hit in the face by a milkshake that was tossed from someone in the crowd, prompting a physical altercation that was caught on the video.
“I’m here to stay,” the man, who did not want to be identified, told the group converging on him as one woman sneered and shouted in his face.
Amazingly, the incident occurred just moments after a speech by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in which he accused Trump of spreading hate.
Trump has “created a greater sense of hate and hatred that goes with it” he said adding a few remarks about “peace” just moments before the Trump supporter was attacked.
According to the Daily Mail:
Mr Corbyn raged at the US President in a frothing speech at Parliament Square – condemning him for treating refugees like ‘enemies’, ignoring climate change, and trying to exploit the NHS for profit. In a message that will delight his hard-Left acolytes, he insisted Mr Trump had ‘no answers’ on how to create ‘peace and justice’.
He also sprung to the defence of London Mayor Sadiq Khan one day after he was called a ‘stone cold loser’ by Mr Trump – and suggested the President had ‘created a greater sense of hate and hatred’.
Despite snubbing the ceremonial banquet the Queen threw for Mr Trump last night, Mr Corbyn – known for sitting down with Hamas, Hezbollah and the IRA in the past – denied he was avoiding talking to Mr Trump.
The MAGA-hat wearing man attacked with the milkshake said he was angry over the incident and for being made a target.
“I had to fight them off,” he told the Sun. “I don’t get intimidated by them fascists.”
He reportedly defended the president, saying he supports Trump “Because he’s done more than he said he was going to do for America.”
“He’s true to his word when he said he wants to make America great again,” he added.
The president, speaking at a news conference with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May, did not seem bothered by any of the protests.
“Even coming over today, there were thousands of people cheering,” he said Tuesday, one day after a banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
“A lot of it is fake news, I have to say,” he added. “I didn’t see the protesters until just a little while ago. And it was a very, very small group of people put in for political reasons. So it was fake news.”
An extended version of the altercation can be viewed below via the Daily Mail:
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