With Donald Trump in office, discrimination and violence is on the rise. In fact, a lot of it is government-funded. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement office have hugely increased arrests since he took office, entering schools, homeless shelters, domestic violence court cases, hospitals. This viral video horrifying people shows what happens when a huge Trump supporter thinks he can turn the power ICE has to destroy people's lives to his own petty uses.
Activist Shaun King shared a video taken at a Fresh Kitchen in midtown Manhattan of a man having a total meltdown because two workers were speaking to one another in Spanish.
He escalates into saying they're probably undocumented and supported via his tax dollars by welfare. Yes, they're clearly employed, but this racist won't be defeated by logic.
He then threatens to call ICE on them, again, for the "crime" of speaking a second language. He tops it all off by calling one of the women fat.
The video is horrifying for so many reasons, it's hard to choose just one.
But it didn't take long for the dude to be discovered. King alleges that the man is an attorney named Aaron Schlossberg, and his day just took a turn.
RIP your mentions.
This sort of viral fame isn't great for business, either.
A lot of people were reminded of the recent video of a white woman who called the police on a group of black people barbecuing food in Oakland.
Some people said they were surprised that someone who lives in Manhattan could be so shocked and horrified by someone speaking Spanish, but racism is everywhere:
The man in question has possibly ripped the phone cord out of the wall by now, since he may have an anger-management problem. Yet, he's still safer than all of the men, women, and children in the hands of ICE. And that's Trump's America.