A female patron in a Tennessee bar punched a retired police officer in the face Wednesday night after she was triggered by his MAGA-style birthday hat.
Daniel Sprague was at The Stage bar in Nashville celebrating his 50th birthday at the time, and was wearing a red cap that read “Make Fifty Great Again.”
“People were just coming up to me and, you know, just loving the little word play on the hat and taking pictures and wishing me happy birthday,” Sprague told News4.
Unfortunately, the sight of the red cap spurred one unhinged woman to charge like an angry bull seeing a red cape.
“At one point,” Sprague said, “A female came up from behind me, spun me around, and punched me in the face and then grabbed my hat off my head and was just yelling, ‘How dare you!'”
The blow was hard enough to draw blood.
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“People have different views, but we’re not supposed to take it out on each other,” Sprague, a retired police officer from New York, said.
He said he filed a police report.
“‘Happy birthday’ would be nice, and not a punch in the face!” Sprague told reporters.
This attack comes mere days after a Florida man plowed his van into a GOP voter registration tent, destroying it, and narrowly missing six Republican volunteers. Also over the weekend, a knife-wielding man was arrested outside of the White House on Saturday after he threatened to kill the president. Additionally, a viral video last week showed an crazed individual at Arizona State University screaming violent threats against Republicans.
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