'Give me a fu**ing gun': World War II veteran threatens to shoot anti-Trump protesters at NY parade
The demonstrators protesting against President Donald Trump were also veterans.
A Second World War veteran confronted a group of anti-Trump protesters during a parade in New York City for Veterans Day on Monday and threatened to shoot them as he asked for a gun, according to reports. The demonstrators protesting against President Donald Trump were also veterans.
In a clip posted on Twitter by a ScooterChaser journalist, the elderly veteran approaches a group protesting while standing on the sidewalk during the parade. As he attempts to chastise them, one of the protesters says: "We're all vets just like you, sir. We're all vet." The WWII veteran, who claims that he served in the Pacific under General Douglas MacArthur and was at the surrender of Japan, asks him: "Are you enjoying this country?"
The protester, standing in front of a banner that read 'Trump: Veterans aren't your political props' responds with a "no," saying that he is not because Trump is the president and "he's running it the wrong way."
At that moment, another person who is off-camera can be heard pleading with the WWII veteran, saying: "Let them have their say, it's OK."
The WWII veteran then responds by saying: "Give me a f***ing gun, I'll shoot the sons of bitches...It ain't OK. I fought for the freedom you guys enjoy." Another protester reminds him again that he is also a veteran, to which the WWII vet, says: "I don't give a shit. No you wasn't, not with that f***ing sign. You want to take me on?"
This War Hero isn’t backing down -he fought for their rights for free speech ...Seriously this is uncalled for ..These protesters should be ashamed of themselves ..Choose another time to protest ..Don’t ruin this day of celebrating our vets —GO HOME !!pic.twitter.com/RmWgIp4LA4— Ruthann (@TeaBoots) November 11, 2019
The protesting veterans then begin chanting: "Here for the vets, not for Trump." The clip of the moment was also retweeted by the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.
In another clip of the same incident shared by CBS News, one of the protesters can be heard saying that he does not want to take on the WWII veteran. The latter then can be heard saying: "I want to punch the shit out of him," adding that the protesters have a lot of hate.
A woman, protesting at the venue, replies with: "You're full of hate. We're trying to support you and you're here screaming at us."