Matthias Ajple clearly has some issues. Not to mention a problem with basic facts.
According to Newsweek, Ajple, 43, went up to a man, 67 year old Robert Youngblood, who was wearing a MAGA hat at a bar at the Hurricane Grill restaurant in Vero Beach, Florida.
According to what Youngblood told the police, Ajple said, “You should go back to Russia, you f*cking Communist!”
He then slapped the bill of Youngblood’s hat and spat on him.
Ajple left the restaurant but not before Youngblood was able to get his license plate number. The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office was called and others with Youngblood confirmed the attack to deputies. Video from the restaurant also showed what had occurred, according to the affidavit of the manager.
Police were able to track down Ajple and get a statement from both him and his wife.
His wife said as a joke she had told Ajple to tell Youngblood go back to Russia, but that she didn’t see what came next.
Ajple’s statement to the police is an example of utter delusion.
“I was just trying to protect you guys because I support law enforcement,” he claimed. “Trump supporters are communist and racist.” He seemed to brag about his actions, “I don’t even care that I’m going to jail, this is actually exciting, plus I have more time on this earth than he does anyway, he probably feels so good about himself.”
He was arrested, charged with battery and then released on a $500 bond.
Florida man arrested after allegedly spitting on a man and slapping his MAGA hat: 'I don't even care I'm going to jail' https://t.co/qEHe1TRreS
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) October 29, 2019
Yes, Ajple may have issues, but who has been influencing people to believe that Trump supporters support Russia? Why do a good number of Democrats falsely believe that votes were actually changed by Russians despite the fact that there’s no basis in reality to that? Can we look at the media and Democrats’ constant pushing of this hoax? Day after day on social media, you have folks on the left pushing this fiction.
It’s also sort of incredible to refer to Trump supporters as “Communist” when it’s Democrats who have been racing full-bore to adopt all kinds of socialist and communist ideas, such as the taking control of society with the Green New Deal. And Trump supporters and Republicans are actually fighting that takeover.
But perhaps the final part of the story that nay explain the rest is the last paragraph in the Newsweek account, which reads like an attempt to justify the actions of Ajple and others like him.
The incident comes amid a climate of division in the U.S. as critics of Trump regard the MAGA slogan and the red hats emblazoned with it as a symbol of what they regard as the president’s regressive policies on issues such as immigration and LGBT rights.
This sounds almost like they’re giving license to Ajple’s actions because after all Trump has such bad policies.
What is more “regressive?” Enforcing the law re: immigration? Or attacking and spitting on people?