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Homophobic Trump supporter coughs on ‘pansy-a**’ BLM protester

Robert Brissette, an ardent Trump support, coughed at Black Lives Matter protesters while hurling homophobic insults. (Screen captures via YouTube)

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.”

Trans Black Lives Matter protester suffers shattered jaw after thugs beat him mercilessly

Samson Tequir. (Facebook)

Samson Tequir. (Facebook)

In the latest flare-up amid the Black Lives Matter protests continuing to seize major US cities, a Black trans man was left with his jaw and eye socket shattered after two men brutally beat him up.

Samson Tequir, 30, who helps organise demonstrations in Rochester, New York, was assailed last Friday afternoon (July 31), law enforcement said.

Surveillance footage from a nearby storefront captured the rattling moment when two males hurl anti-LGBT+ slurs at Tequir outside Big Town Grocery at Denver Street and Parsells Avenue on the city’s east side, then, while walking home with bags of groceries, everything went dark.

He was unconscious. Medics said he was likely struck more than once. Tequir awoke to the sounds of his friend yelling, the dialling of police.

Tequir, now wearing a black eyepatch in his home, told Democrat & Chronicle that, following the attack, he now needs titanium plates inserted to repair a broken eye socket and suffered multiple fractures to his cheekbone.

Trans Black Lives Matter demonstrater brutally beaten by two men: ‘My story is not new.’

“My story is not new,” he reflected.

“It is not the last one, and I can look around the room I am in right now and find more of those stories just the same. The only reason you are hearing about it is because people happened to know my name.”

It was warm when Tequir and his partner left to grab Gatorade and water. Watching his partner go inside the grocers, Tequir described, he said two men down the street began to yell.

They lobbed abuse at him, saying “I couldn’t stand on the corner like that”, and shouted: “I had to get off his corner with that gay [expleitive].”

The men drew closer and “they told me that I shouldn’t be dressed like that, I had to get out of here with these gay clothes and all that.”

After Tequir said he would not leave until his partner was done shopping, the men, he said, then went into the Big Town Grocery and were hostile towards Tequir’s partner.

Tequir said that the pair focused on getting back home while the men lurked behind them, but the men struck Tequir’s head, hurling him into unconsciousness.

“The preliminary investigation revealed that the victims were approached by two suspects who engaged in a verbal altercation with the victims regarding one of the victim’s sexual orientation,” read a statement released by the Rochester Police Department.

“The Rochester Police Department is investigating this incident as a potential hate crime and is consulting with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office.”