A black man reported being attacked by two hateful aggressors who yelled at him and punched him in the head because of his controversial stance on President Trump.
His name is not Jussie Smollett.
In fact, there were two major differences between his alleged attack and Smollett’s alleged attack that were immediately apparent: The victim, in this case, was a Trump supporter, and he didn’t appear to be making the story up.
According to FOX 5, Atsu Mable told police two black men approached him in his Germantown, Maryland neighborhood Saturday afternoon and were upset about his red “Make America Great Again” hat.
Mable says they expressed outrage as they walked up to him and hit him from behind.
“I was like, ‘Why are you doing this?’ They said, ‘No, the hat,’ and they started punching me on my head,” he recalled.
Mable says they shouted at him and continued to hit him, knocking him to the ground, as he tried to get away.
He’s a legal immigrant from West Africa, a U.S. citizen, and a Trump supporter who has volunteered during his inauguration.
Mable called the police, who found 27-year-old Jovan Crawford and 25-year-old Scott Roberson attempting to hide among a group of children playing basketball. The two men were arrested on charges of robbery and second-degree assault. It’s unclear if the robbery charge involved them stealing Mable’s hat.
A press release from Maryland police said the suspects “removed property from the victim, and destroyed items of value,” according to Fox News. They also reportedly broke his headphones and tried to take his cellphone.
Mable was interviewed by “Fox & Friends” and said he forgives them men for what they did to him.
“Like Jesus said in the Bible, you must love neighbor,” he told host Steve Doocy. “So I still love them. I think what happened to me that day should not happen to anybody. I forgive them.”
“I am ready to make peace with them if I can see them again.”
Asked why he’s so vocally supportive of Trump, Mable said he liked Trump’s message on the campaign trail as he visited his rallies and he likes what the president is doing now.
“He’s making this country great again.”