The man seen in a viral video assaulting a teenager for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat at a local Whataburger restaurant has reportedly been fired from his job at the Rumble bar in San Antonio, Texas.
The attack was caught on video ripped the hat off 16-year-old Hunter Richard’s head and throwing it in his face.
“You ain’t supporting s**t!” the attacker says in the video. “This is going to go great in my f***ing fireplace, b***h.”
Watch the full video below:
When Rumble recognized one of its part-time employees as the attacker in the video, the bar released a statement on its Facebook page.
“It came to our attention earlier this evening that a part-time employee was captured on cell phone video assaulting another person at a local eatery. The assault took place, presumably, because this employee did not agree with the other individual's political stance,” the bar wrote.
The statement continued, “We have since terminated this employee, as his actions go against everything that this establishment stands for. Rumble has, and always will be, a bar that is as inclusive as any establishment could possibly be. THIS BAR IS A SAFE SPACE FOR EVERYONE! No matter your race, creed, ethnicity, sexual identity, and political stance, you are welcomed here! We do not condone the actions or behavior that were displayed in the cell phone video, and we never will. If you have any questions or concerns please message us privately. We support and appreciate your business.”
Rumble then deleted its Facebook page for some unknown reason, Heavy.com reported.
Whataburger also released a statement on Thursday.
"We were shocked to see this video and certainly don’t condone this type of customer behavior in our restaurants. To be clear, no Whataburger employees were involved or witnessed the incident, and we ask that questions be directed to San Antonio PD as we continue supporting their efforts," the statement said.
In addition to losing his job, the now-unemployed attacker will likely find himself in handcuffs soon as a police report has been filed. It’s unclear so far what charges he might face.
Karma is real and actions have consequences.