By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, email@example.com
In today’s Donald Trump lover news, a Black man with a “Make America Great Again” hat and shirt was charged with a hate crime after allegedly getting into an altercation with two men, one being a Hispanic immigrant who he pushed onto subway tracks in New York City.
According to Manhattan’s District Attorney, Cy Vance, William Ames, the Black man who was sporting the “Make America Great Again” attire, is facing charges for attempted assault in the first and third degrees as hate crimes and assault in second and third degrees as hate crimes and aggravated harassment.
“Willie Ames is charged with selectively ambushing two young men on their way home from work for no other reason than their perceived nationality, “ Vance said in a statement, according to BuzzFeed News.
“This defendant’s attacks on two New Yorkers were attacks on all New Yorkers in the indictment,” Vance said.
According to The Root, the incident took place April. Allegedly, Ames, 47, was making various derogatory comments about Latinos, specifically Mexican Americans.
“You f*cking Mexicans,” Ames allegedly said. “You come here and you take our jobs. You bring jobs.”
The alleged victim who was pushed on the tracks has been identified as Luis Lopez. Lopez said that he was minding his own business on a northbound No. 4 subway train when Ames began spewing racial epithets approaching the Union Square- 14th Street station.
Though Lopez got off the train at 14th street, he said Ames began following him until it escalated and became physical.
“I don’t know why he targeted me,” Lopez told the New York Daily News. “He started yelling that I was there to take his job and that we bring drugs here.”
Lopez said he fell headfirst.
“My head hit the railing. I tried to get up, but lost consciousness. I couldn’t move. My friend jumped in to get me out. He saved my life. Thank God there wasn’t a train coming- it would have been a sure death. I would have died if it wasn’t for him.”