Former DNC staffer harasses Trump supporter in DC BBQ joint, cries victim when promptly tossed

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TJ Helmstetter, a former associate communications director for the DNC, got tossed from a Washington, D.C., restaurant on the 4th of July after “standing up to a Nazi.”

Of course, considering Helmstetter, who calls himself a “progressive communicator,” is a full-on Kool-Aid drinker, that can mean only one thing.

A Trump supporter.

“Just got thrown out of Hill Country DC for standing up to a Nazi. Don’t go there ever again. They support Trump and Nazis,” the left-wing zealot tweeted.

When asked online by the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel for details, our hero tells him he was triggered by a MAGA hat — in the face of public scrutiny, he would later hide his Twitter account behind the cloak of privacy.

“Guy wears MAGA hat at my favorite restaurant. I say ‘hey are you from dc?’ He says ‘no.’ I say ‘we don’t tolerate racism in this city,'” Helmstetter tweeted in his response. “His girlfriend then physically jabs fingers into my chest and starts threatening me. Management tells me to leave, not woman who assaulted me.”

In subsequent responses to his original tweet, Helmstetter added more context that further exposed his unhealthy hatred of MAGA hats.

“Just called the manager there and his answer was “we are an equal opportunity restaurant who welcomes all political viewpoints” before hanging up on me,” he said. “cool, except MAGA hats actually make clear that POC and LGBT are not welcome at all.”

“And for the record, the Nazi’s girlfriend assualted me by jabbing her fingers into my chest repeatedly, and I simply backed up,” he added. “Yet I was told to leave, not the Nazi or his Nazi girlfriend.”

In a display of the mentality that results in thugs from the domestic terrorist group Antifa beating people in the streets, Helmstetter tried to justify his unhinged actions by saying he has a right to tell Trump supporters that they “are racist pieces of shit.”

He called his harassment “robust speech.”

In truth, Helmstetter may consider himself lucky that all that happened to him was that he was asked to leave the restaurant. Approach the wrong person, and a nutjob confronting a stranger with political rantings could end up nursing a bloody nose.

Either way, given how former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was treated by a restaurant in the area, the incident did make for a little humorous comeuppance.

The Daily Caller’s Peter Hasson tweeted: “I’m sorry this is hilarious.”

But that was tame compared to some other reactions to the MAGA hat-triggered liberal.

Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter:

Hell, even those who share Helmstetter’s distaste for MAGA hats saw him as the “entitled dolt.”

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Tom Tillison


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