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CITY OF RAGE: Group of 15 Teens Severely Beat Manhattan Shop Owner for Wearing ‘MAGA’ Hat

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.01.19

A local shop owner in New York City was reportedly beaten by a group of 15 teenagers this week; telling reporters he was attacked shortly after purchasing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat at Trump Tower.

“A New York City art gallery owner says he was viciously beaten in Manhattan by a pack of teens for wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat,” reports Fox New York. “Jahangir ‘John’ Turan, 42, says it happened Tuesday evening on Canal Street.  He was wearing the MAGA hat that he had purchased earlier in the day at Trump Tower.”

“He says the group of about 15 ‘kids’ yelled ‘F*** Trump’ and stomped on him.  One of them smashed his head into a scaffold.  Turan says he suffered a fracture in his cheek and a badly swollen eye,” adds Fox.

“I love President Trump.  I think he’s doing a great job,” Turan said. “It’s sad to get beat up for wearing this hat.  This is America.”

Caricature images of “average Trump supporters” appeared on garbage cans in the Big Apple last year; with the hateful artwork referring to GOP voters as “trash” in the nations’ largest city.

According to Fox News Insider, “Images of Trump supporters and Boston sports fans have turned up on garbage can and train station posters in New York City under the slogan ‘Keep NYC Trash Free.’ The artwork […] began showing up on trash cans where a public service announcement would normally be.”

One hateful image depicts a man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat with a Confederate flag tattoo drinking a beverage from Chick-fil-A.

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Another image features a woman wearing the President’s signature red cap while holding a ‘Holy Bible.’