A man has been arrested after punching a protester of President Trump, according to police.
Supporters of Donald Trump got into a heated verbal argument with the man in the parking lot of a Buc-ee’s convenience store, in Denton, Texas on Saturday.
The protester was playing the anti-Trump rap song, F**k Donald Trump, by YG and Nipsey Hussle.
After yelling profanities and screaming “Turn it off!”, Jason Lata punched the victim in the face, police said.
The incident was caught on camera and has gone viral on Twitter.
Hi, yeah that’s me, the one that got punched. Gonna be fine but had to go to the hospital https://t.co/8cCYKSVhlN
— Dan R. Schochler III (@DRSIII) October 3, 2020
Mr Lata was wearing a black “Don’t Tread on Me” t-shirt and a trucker hat from a firearms accessories manufacturer, at first thought to be a MAGA hat.
The victim was left with an abrasion below his right eyebrow and a broken tooth. He has since come forward on Twitter as Dan R Schochler III.
“Gonna be fine but had to go to the hospital,” Mr Schochler wrote on Twitter.
The victim was wearing a mask as advised by the CDC during the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Lata was not.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Mr Lata was arrested on suspicion of assault causing bodily injury.
He is now in custody at the City of Denton Jail and bail is set at $15,000.
Mr Schochler has set up a GoFundMe for his medical expenses, with any excess raised going to support Food Not Bombs and the Audre Lorde Project.