- A video showing a man throwing a drink in a teenager’s face and taking his “Make America Great Again” hat at a Whataburger in San Antonio, Texas, went viral on Wednesday.
- The teenager, 16-year-old Hunter Richard, appears to have responded on Instagram, posting: “MY HAT GOT JACKED BUT ITS ALL GOOD THE LIBTARD THAT TOOK IT CAN HAVE IT.”
- The Instagram post has been liked by Donald Trump Jr.
The teenager who had his “Make America Great Again” hat stolen and a drink thrown in his face at a Whataburger on Wednesday appears to have responded to the incident on Instagram.
A video filmed early Wednesday at a Whataburger in San Antonio, Texas, showed a man throwing a drink and then walking away from a group of teens while holding a “Make America Great Again” hat.
The video has been viewed more than 2 million times and sparked outrage online. The teenager whose hat was taken has identified himself as Hunter Richard, 16.
On Thursday, Richard appeared to respond to the incident on his Instagram account. Business Insider reached out to the account @hunter.richard_ via direct message for comment and to confirm the owner’s identity but did not receive a response.
Richard appears to have posted a photo of himself in a “MAGA” hat with the caption: “HAD A BOMB ARSE 4th OF JULY! ALTHOUGH MY HAT GOT JACKED BUT ITS ALL GOOD THE LIBTARD THAT TOOK IT CAN HAVE IT #MAGA #AmericaFirst #242 #HuntersHat.”
The photo has been liked more than 1,700 times, including by Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son. Trump Jr. now follows the Instagram account.
“I support my president, and if you don’t, let’s have a conversation about it instead of ripping my hat off,” Richard told the local news station WOAI-TV on Wednesday. “I just think a conversation about politics is more productive for the entire whole rather than taking my hat and yelling subjective words to me.”
A 30-year-old named Kino Jimenez has been arrested and charged with theft of a person, San Antonio police confirmed to Business Insider. Jimenez was believed by many on social media to be the man in the video, with people circulating his name and photo.
“We were shocked to see this video and certainly don’t condone this type of customer behaviour in our restaurants,” Whataburger said in a statement to Business Insider. “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.”
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