Nobody likes a bully, especially not a prejudiced one who’s out to spoil the vacation of some innocent bystanders. But this week, an inebriated Trump supporter was seen verbally abusing a Muslim-American family at a beach in South Padre Island, Texas.
The upsetting tirade, in which the tank top-wearing bigot beat his chest and shouted slurs attempting to defame and disparage the unfortunate family, was recorded on camera and uploaded to YouTube, LiveLeak and other video-sharing sites, where it quickly went viral. The bully in question was quickly identified as one Alexander Jennes Downing, a man with a long history of prior convictions for antisocial behaviour and disturbing the peace.
In the video Downing can be heard to scream: “Donald Trump is my president! You can try to act like you’re innocent. You can try to f*ck with me but guess what? You will never, ever, ever stop me! My Christianity will rise above your Sharia law. Your Sharia law don’t mean sh*t to me!”
The ordeal allegedly lasted approximately 20 minutes, as an inebriated Downing stumbled around and tried to incite onlookers into a physical altercation. One Good Samaritan did attempt to placate him, but to no avail. Fortunately for the victims, police officers were summoned to the scene and arrested Downing, judging him to be a danger to himself and the public. Not long after, Downing’s mugshot was leaked to the public, and appears to show him looking tearful and humiliated.