Americans are getting a disturbing new look at the true nature of President Donald Trump’s supporters.
A shocking new video emerged online this week showing a white man at a Texas beach resort harassing another family, yelling racist and Islamophobic remarks. After the story blew up, it was determined that the man in the video is a known Trump supporter.
Unsurprising, but upsetting nonetheless.
The family shared their whole story, via YouTube:
While enjoying our time at the beach during a family reunion, our kids and us had to experience ugliness and aggressiveness in the worse shape and form possible. We were staying at the South Padre Pearl hotel and went to the beach through their private access.
My father was approached by two woman who were also enjoying their time. The women asked him to help with talking to a stranger who was harassing them. All my father said to the guy was “please enjoy your time and have fun and let everyone else here enjoy their time.” The guy seemed to listen and walked away.
He then came back to my father and started throwing racist comments. He was yelling so loud that my uncles and my brother came over from the water to see what was going on. The insane man came close to the kids and that’s when my uncle stood up to him and defended us and the kids, including my 4 year old cousin, 4 and 2 year old nephews.
The video here shows a glimpse of what we all had to experience. It is worth mentioning that we contacted South Padre police and the man left on his way back o the hotel. A little after that the police came and told my father to call them again if he harasses us again.
We went back to playing in the water and sand then the insane man came back with even more aggressiveness and more racial slurs. We called 911 again as you may be able to hear on the video. After about 20 minutes of him going crazy he left back to the hotel. The police then came back and they arrested the man at the hotel restaurant.
When we spoke to the hotel management, they said they couldn’t do anything at the time because he is in police custody and that if they see him, they will evict him. The next morning my uncle saw him at the front desk and talked to the management. They plainly told us that they can’t do anything about it right now and that if he does this again he will be arrested. I don’t understand what it takes for this hotel to take actions. Do they need someone to get hurt?
The video and the family’s story immediately went viral online and reached millions of people around the world within 24 hours.
As difficult as this video is to watch, it’s extremely important that we recognize and acknolwedge prejudice in our society.
Alexander Jennes Downing got some much-deserved Internet fame this week, after he was arrested for a bigoted, drunken, obscenity-laced tirade that he directed towards a family on a Texas beach.
Video taken by the family shows Downing, 35, walk over to them and confront members of their group, yelling, “You’re a f*cking Muslim, motherf*cker.” As another beachgoer tries to calm the situation, Davidson yells, “You will never ever, ever, stop me, my Christianity, from rising above your Sharia law. Your Sharia law don’t mean sh*t to me.”
“Donald Trump will stop you. Donald Trump will stop you!” he continued. The video then shows him grabbing his crotch in front of several children.
The family posted video of the incident to their YouTube account. Soon after, it was picked up by numerous news outlets and shared by thousands.
This makes us extremely mad at this man and others like him, but also extremely sad for our country and our future.