A video showing a man threatening to call ICE on employees and patrons of a Manhattan eatery because he overheard them speaking Spanish to customers, has resulted is his identity being shared with the world and his instant fame as a racist asshole — and to the surprise of no one, he’s a Trump supporter.
Soon after the video went viral, internet sleuths outed the man as 42-year-old Manhattan lawyer Aaron Schlossberg. According to OpenSecrets.org, he donated $500 to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
On his LinkedIn page, Schlossberg attended the Tony Haverford School in suburban Philadelphia and Johns Hopkins University.
Schlossberg was angry because he heard Spanish being spoken in “my country.”
“Every person I listen to—he’s speaking it, she’s speaking it. This is America,” he says in the video.
“Your clients and your staff are speaking Spanish to staff when they should be speaking English,” he said as he confronted the eatery’s manager. “My guess is they’re undocumented, so my next call is to ICE to have each one of them taken out of my country. If they have the balls to come here and live off my money—I pay for their welfare. I pay for their ability to be here.”
FYI… He’s been identified as attorney Aaron M. Schlossberg. Just in case you have any questions regarding his racist outburst/views feels free to direct them to his office. pic.twitter.com/597l2wBxtF
— Kiri Laurelle Davis (@KiriLaurelle) May 16, 2018
Ironically, Schlossberg promotes his fluency in Spanish on his law firm’s website.
According to A Plus columnist Issac Saul, Schlossberg was among a group of Trump supporters who protested in Manhattan on May 25, 2017.
“My encounter with the man happened at an anti-Linda Sarsour rally on May 25, 2017. I reported on the rally for A Plus,” Saul wrote on Wednesday.
“Sarsour was expected to deliver a commencement speech at City University of New York’s Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and protesters had gathered on the street outside of my office building to object,” Saul continued. “Milo Yiannopoulos, Pamela Geller, and a host of other far-right conservative provocateurs were there.”
Enjoy your newly found fame, dick.
You can watch the original video here.
Feature image via screen grab/Twitter