MANHATTAN (PM) – A New York City art gallery owner maintains he was brutally assaulted in Manhattan by a huge group of teens for simply donning a “Make America Great Again” hat.
Jahangir “John” Turan, 42, claims that the assault happened Tuesday evening on Canal Street. He was wearing the MAGA hat that he had bought earlier in the day at Trump Tower.
“I love President Trump. I think he’s doing a great job,” Turan said.
He maintains the group of about 15 “kids” yelled “F*** Trump” and stomped on him. One of the kids cracked his head into a scaffold. Turan says he sustained a crack in his cheek and a severely swollen eye. He’s visiting an eye specialist to ascertain if there is any permanent damage to his eyesight.
He held a Thursday afternoon presser to charge that the NYPD locate those liable for the assault.
As for donning the hat again in New York City, he says he’ll think doubly before doing it again.
“It’s sad to get beat up for wearing this hat. This is America,” Turan said.