Robert Brissette, an ardent Trump support, coughed at Black Lives Matter protesters while hurling homophobic insults. (Screen captures via YouTube)
A Donald Trump supporter once again proved that the president’s fans are the pinnacle of grace and decorum by… taunting Black Lives Matter supporters with homophobic slurs before violently coughing on them.
While pumping gas at a service station in Kanab, Utah, Robert Brissette, who clearly had nothing better to do, was filmed screaming at Black Lives Matter demonstrators last week (10 October).
He said one protester looked like a “little pansy-a** piece of sh*t”, and said” Black lives don’t matter. All lives matter.”
Trump flag touting supporter screams and coughs at Black Lives Matter demonstrators.
The scene bristles with tension, as Brissette continues to verbally browbeat the demonstrators before coughing on them no less than 11 times.
“Oh, I’m so scared of your little f**king virus,” the 42-year-old said as the two sides square-off. Some of the protesters attempt to ward him off with their signs and shoving him away.
He eventually walks back to his white pickup truck which sports a pro-Trump flag as protesters can be heard yelling: “Take your hate back somewhere else.”
Because it’s the year 2020 and logic is dead, Brissette set up a GoFundMe and sought to say that he was the victim. He claimed he was charged by police over the encounter.
In the crowdfunder, he alleged that the Black Lives Matter protesters “laughed” at him and “threw rocks”.
“I need help to clear my name against these race-baiting protesters,” he said, noting his “reputation [is] trashed”.
Out of his $10,000 goal, he raised a whopping $50 before the page was removed, according to the New York Post.
On Wednesday (14 October) when the video went viral on social media, Brissette changed his profile picture and cover photograph on Facebook to a text post which read: “LIVES MATTER!
“If you need a colour in from of those words, YOU’RE a racist,”
“Okay to all,” he wrote in a status. “Do not believe partial Videos they do not tell the hole [sic] story.
“A group will only post what they want you to believe. And With out telling the hole story behind the actions of the person.”
Hundreds of users replied simply with: “Black Lives Matter.”