Who is Robert Brissette? Trump supporter coughs on protesters and screams 'Black Lives Don't Matter'

'Coughing on someone is assault & the racist comment elevates this to a hate crime. He deserves to be in prison'


                            Who is Robert Brissette? Trump supporter coughs on protesters and screams 'Black Lives Don't Matter'
Robert Brissette (GoFundMe)
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Just like President Donald Trump, his supporters also often become part of controversies. A video of a Trump supporter from Utah went viral on Wednesday, October 14, after he was filmed coughing on a group of Black Lives Matter demonstrators and using cuss words at them as he shouts, ''Black Lives Don't Matter" outside a local gas station.

Robert Brissette was pumping gas at Kanab, Utah, on Saturday, October 10 when he got into a dispute with a small group of protesters who took offense at the Trump flag on the back of his white pickup truck, Newsweek reported.

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Who is Robert Brissette?

Forty-two-year-old Brissette is a resident of Utah, he recently gained limelight when a video went viral on the Internet, where he was seen, coughing and demeaning the 'Black Lives Matter' protesters. As soon as the protesters pointed out towards a Trump flag on his truck, Brissette confronted the sign-waving protesters and said, "Black lives don’t matter. All lives matter," Brissette shouts in the video. "You look like a little pansy-a** piece of sh*t," he added. 

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Matters continue to escalate as the video shows Brissette coughing on demonstrators no less than 11 times, with some shoving him away and fending him off with their signs but he continued coughing and said, "‘Oh, I’m so scared of your little f**king virus." The two sides exchanged some heated words as Brissette walked back to his truck, as two protesters are heard yelling, '‘take your hate somewhere else.’'

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The video of the incident went viral on Twitter, as one Internet user shared the video and wrote, "Trump supporter in Utah says "Black lives don't matter" & coughs on protesters." The person also posted several images and wrote, "Coughing on someone is assault & the racist comment elevates this to a hate crime. He deserves to be in prison."


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Brissette also set up a GoFundMe page following the incident, the Trump supporter posted he was charged by police over the encounter while claiming he was the victim. The page with a goal of $10,000 raised just $50 by Wednesday afternoon the New York Post reported before being removed later on in the early evening. Two of the protesters threw rocks at me. I went to confront them and was totally verbally attacked. So without touching anyone I called out the BLM at this point someone started recording it. During my rant two women hit me," Brissette wrote on the page. ‘And now I’m being charged with starting it. I need help to clear my name against these race beating protesters," he added.

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As soon as the video of the incident went viral, people started slamming him, as one Internet user wrote, "Not going to lie, those were some lame a** punches. I would’ve popped him so hard in his mouth that one of his teeth would’ve fallen out." While another one explained, "Its rural white males. They've been left in the dust and forgotton about as GOP is focused solely on the enrichment and well being of the wealthy while at the same time brainwashing there base into believing its the fault of minorities and immigrants."

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While one shared a picture of a house and wrote, "He has lots of speeding tickets in different States. This maybe his home based on the Go Fund Me name: Robert Brissette, Utah." Another one shared, "Until a few years ago I had no idea how many grown adults still acted like middle-school brats. Often with no repercussions."


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Another one wrote, "That isn't just any Trump supporter, that's actually the Valedictorian of the Class of 1976 at Trump University." Another one pointed out at his truck and wrote, "These guys always drive huge trucks. (It’s usually a tell about the person."

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