Trump Supporter Harasses School Children: ‘F*** Black Lives’
Police are investigating an incident in New York involving a motorist who screamed racial slurs at a group of children, while proclaiming his support for President-elect Donald Trump.
Community news site Patch reports the incident took place Dec. 13 outside Crispus Attucks Elementary in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. As children were participating in a fire drill, drivers were instructed to wait until the drill was completed. One man driving a white Nissan wasn’t thrilled about it, as he called the children “black monkeys” and told them “F*** black lives, they don’t matter. “You f***ing gorillas and baby monkeys,” he said. “We voted for Trump. Trump’s building a wall, b****es, and you’ll be going back to where you belong.”
The kids were then “placed in great danger” as the man drove his car through the assembled children. An NYPD spokesperson said no one was hurt, and they’re investigating it as a case of reckless endangerment. The Hate Crimes Task Force is also looking into the incident. The alleged suspect is still on the run, but police released his license plate number, 77102MJ, to the public.
Crispus Attucks Elementary, also known as P.S. 21, is 90 percent black, 7.5 percent Hispanic and 1.5 percent white.
Since winning the race against Hillary Clinton, hate crimes towards people of color are on the rise. During his first interview as President-elect in November, Trump told CBS’ Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes he was troubled to hear about the incidents. “I am so saddened to hear that,” Trump said. “And I say, ‘Stop it.’ If it — if it helps, I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: ‘Stop it.'”
While it’s too late to say ‘I’m sorry,’ Trump went on to tell supporters during his victory rally in Ohio earlier this month that they needed to come together to “condemn bigotry and hatred in all of its forms.”
It looks like many of them didn’t get the memo.