Man Shocked He's Asked To Leave Restaurant For Harassing 'Nazi' In MAGA Hat

T.J. Helmstetter complained on Twitter after he was thrown out of a restaurant for harassing a patron in a MAGA hat.

Washington, DC - A former Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer who harassed a man wearing a Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat and called him a “Nazi” took to social media to express his shock and outrage after he was thrown out of a restaurant.

The incident occurred on July 4 when T.J. Helmstetter, whose LinkedIn page described him as a former associate communications director for the DNC, encountered a man in a MAGA hat at his favorite barbecue joint, the Washington Examiner reported.

Helmstetter admitted to harassing the man in the MAGA hat in a series of tweets posted later that night.

"Guy wears MAGA hat at my favorite restaurant. I say 'hey are you from dc?' He says 'no.' I say 'we don’t tolerate racism in this city.' His girlfriend then physically jabs fingers into my chest and starts threatening me. Management tells me to leave, not woman who assaulted me,” @TheTJHelm tweeted in a series of posts that he later deleted.

Helmstetter became even angrier when he didn’t get the desired results from his complaint to the Hill County Barbecue Market’s management and continued to tweet.

“Just called the manager there and his answer was ‘we are an equal opportunity restaurant who welcomes all political viewpoints’ before hanging up on me. cool, except MAGA hats actually make clear that POC and LGBT are not welcome at all,” the enraged man posted.

But he didn’t stop there, and continued his tirade.

“To be clear, is the Nazi’s 1st amendment right to wear racist s--t in public. And it is decent people’s 1A right to tell them they are racist pieces of s--t. He exercised his 1A right, and I exercised mine. @HillCountryBBQ mgmt. chose to protect the Nazi’s right but not mine,” Helmstetter posted.

The Democratic strategist may not have been expecting the response he got to his entitled posts because as soon as he felt the blowback and found himself the subject of derision, he made his Twitter account private, the Washington Examiner reported.

Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway responded to Helmstetter’s posts on Twitter.

“Intolerant man harasses people trying to have dinner and is shocked that he is asked to leave,” Hemingway tweeted.

WSB conservative radio host Erick Erickson also took Helmstetter to task on Twitter for wondering why he would have to leave the restaurant.

“This guy was harassing a Trump supporter in the restaurant and now claims to be the victim,” Erickson pointed out.

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StevenF
StevenF

He tried to pick a fight and was shocked to be asked to leave when it appeared he might succeed.

shooter
shooter

Typical Soy-Boy lookin' dude. Or, maybe it's Paaaaat. Who knows, these days?

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

It appears to me that the only NAZI in the room was T.J. Helmstetter, does that ass even know that his name is GERMAN?

Mar69
Mar69

One day Helmstetter MAGA will destroy your Progressive ideology and the Democratic Party! I wear a MAGA hat and served in the US Military...what did you ever do for your country you Facist-Pinko....!

Mar69
Mar69

We are watching your ANTIFA throught the scope of our guns....it's comming for you as well.....Pinko-Homo

ejv
ejv

maybe the girlfriend should hav kicked his A$$ instead of pokin him in the chest that way he could hav a little more dignity ! :)

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Some people get very angry when they see an opinion they don't agree with.🤡

Comrade
Comrade

I just don't understand people treating other's this way when you have a difference in opinions. I'm so glad that pajama boy was asked to leave though.

new2lv2
new2lv2

I love the hypocrisy of leftists. Lets exercise our freedom of speech everyone! We're so progressive! Oh, wait, you don't agree with me? THEN F' YOU AND DIE!!!! Do they even realize how backwards and ignorant they really are?

Memphis6
Memphis6

Trump is the only us president in history to support gay marriage before and transitioning into the white house Soo that debunks his LBGTArgument and for the record just because your apart of the LBGT community doesn't not mean you entitled to act like an ass-hat in public.

MWDave
MWDave

Kudos to the restaurant that threw Helmstetter out.

doodycakes
doodycakes

This dude is talking about the first amendment now? Bro you did this on private property. They can kick you out if they don't like what you're doing/saying. You forfit your first amendment right every time you go on to private property

Exc
Exc

Guy tried to earn real life likes/karma points but got instant downvoted.

jimpeel
jimpeel

So let me get this straight. He acts like a fascist, who were allied with the Nazis, and decries the other person being a Nazi without any proof of his contentions other than a piece of headwear. His problem is that he considers anyone who is not him, and does not agree with or think like him, is a Nazi. Don't try to confuse him with facts, his mind is made up.

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

There's not enough slang adjectives left to describe these liberal snowflake IDIOTS! I'M glad to see there are still business owners who won't tolerate their stupidity in their establishment! Thanks #HillCountryBBQ!

I am more
I am more

I don't get how these people who ever they are calling American citizens Nazis just because they have a different opinion that is bigoted. Calling the detainment centers concentration camps is hyperbole. Not one crematorium, no mass graves. Absolutely no forced labor, no body's coming out looking like skeletons. No ones skin used to make lamp shades. It's truly disgusting of the radical, unhinged leftwingnuts to be so blatant with their lies.

FirstStrike
FirstStrike

Gruber fascist went full retard! Classifying Trump supporters as 'nazis' is the height of stupidity! Never seen Black, Asian, Native American and Hispanic nazis before? 🤔😂

FirstStrike
FirstStrike

Anqueeefa...pffffft....😂

xenonman
xenonman

It never ceases to amaze me how a red baseball cap inspires such violence in supposedly "intelligent" folk.

xenonman
xenonman

I would have jabbed my finger in an appropriate aperture on the girlfriend's vile body!

Mrs10
Mrs10

I've always heard that any time you have to use the argument of racism or Nazism you've already lost the debate. It is intectual dishonesty and a divisive tactic. It takes all logic and reason out of the equation.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

I just got my official Law Enforcement for Trump hat. Have to test it out soon.

StoneColdSlammer
StoneColdSlammer

His ass is lucky. I would have stomped him like a grape and then threw him out. It;'s none of his business what people wear on their head as long as they are not bothering anyone !

Mrmaverick
Mrmaverick

Your widdle feewings dont overide an adults' first Ammendment rights. Sorry, Buttercup.

Janken
Janken

So the news media has him as a hero? Hes a leftist jerk

Janken
Janken

The good ole leftist boys. Why dont they get it. JERKS ALL THE WAY

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

My favorite thing to do is to trip these little dipshitts up by asking what relation does MAGA have to Fascism, because most people have no clue what Fascism really means. Then I ask for one specific instance where MAGA is against LGBTQ. These idiots have no clue what they are talking about. All they want is control, free college, open borders and a welfare type money system. They won't stop until they drag this country to the down to the bottom of the manure pile.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Good for that restaurant!

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

He's whining about a chest poke when he should have received a throat punch.

You have the right to free speech but you don't have the right to an audience.

tfort
tfort

I voted for Trump, it seems these people wear these hats just be decisive.

Rfowler31
Rfowler31

This idiot doesn't even understand the First Amendment allows other people freedom of expression even if it differs from your own. Also, it guarantees citizens the right to publicly disagree with their GOVERNMENT without repercussions. It does not allow for disorderly conduct and harassment of individuals or establishments. Those are crimes that he could have been charged with.

Justadude
Justadude

Can we leave stupid ass political opinion out of anything? A couple cant even go eat without being harrassed over politics. Reason number 7897 why I will never vote for a Democrat. I think it's time these people reevaluate their strategy. They are losing far more support than they are gaining

Woobie46
Woobie46

Vote ONLY Republican locally, statewide and nationally. OUR HOPE!

LissenHere
LissenHere

He's lucky to be alive!! More of this and all the true patriots will lose their patience with the left and trash like this guy

Mooseman
Mooseman

What's a yeasty codpiece doing at a BBQ joint? Woman should have kicked ass and finished her ribs.

Intolerant left
Intolerant left

His Facebook page is still up. I just wrote the jackass.

Jason Campbell
Jason Campbell

Funny how he thinks it's ok to disrupt a business and then play the victim when he's tossed out.

BarryKC
BarryKC

Helmstetter doesn't understand that he's a socially maladjusted nutcase who got into someone else's space, and that's why he got kicked out. Trying to force the restaurant owner into the middle of this proves what a whack job he is. Liberals never blame themselves for any stupid thing they do.

LynnSB
LynnSB

Girlfriend should have knocked you teeth out -- you Worthless Scum !!

Caledonia
Caledonia

A big shout out to the BBQ restaurant. We need everyone to start standing up to these maggots. He should be barred for life from his favorite eatery. That would teach him! Why am I hungry all of a sudden!?

Jwbeck100
Jwbeck100

Fact: He's a White male getting into a scuffle with a female. He should go to jail for abusing women, which is a hate crime.

Fullauto1
Fullauto1

If TJ don't see the problem in this then our society definitely has a problem. He needs to go sit down and talk with his parents, then his local police department, then a preacher, to get his life back in order, parents it is time to teach kids and stop being their best friends, enforce discipline and respect, and manners and maybe pick up a cup of Black Rifle coffee, and watch their videos, Matt Best probably?

Wildcard343
Wildcard343

By the way I'm Puerto Rican I'm a Cowboys fan I'm a country music fan and I come from the Big Apple the Bronx

hoss377
hoss377

He's lucky,in some parts of the country when you try to pull nazi stormtrooper acts on people,you wind up getting your a$$ kicked.If your going to pull fascist left wing antics, make sure you're in your own little biased neighborhood.

Supernaturalman
Supernaturalman

Helmstetter is just another example of the hate and confusion that has gripped the “liberal” mind, which is not liberal at all. People like him actually believe that the love of country is racist and makes that person a Nazi as well. He’s completely lost touch with reality.

Havegunwilltravel
Havegunwilltravel

Cry me a river you intolerant little b_tch.

2020 is about to start a patriotic civil war because of the intolerance of the "tolerant" Leftist.

Milkshakes tossed by the milquetoast lunatics or the the fists, clubs, and rocks used by the "SS" tactics of the Fascist hoards of ANTIFA won't be enough to win the war.

Who will law enforcement side with? I'd venture to say it won't be the side that supports people who chant things such as "pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon" or the anti-military, anti-free speech, anti-sovereign nation, anti-self supporting/self responsible/self respect crowd that doesn't support facts and reality crowd.

IVdoll62
IVdoll62

So getting what so many leftists give. Only when it happens to them is it unjust & wrong! SMH

ROCK2566
ROCK2566

Really? Imagine that, a Democrat Lunatic not getting the Reaction he was expecting? A RACIST is someone who is intolerant of other people's, Skin Color, Sexual Orientation, Religion, Ethnicity, etc. But it is also being intolerant of other people's beliefs and their political point of views. Who's Really the Nazi here? Nazis would harass and even Torture anyone who didn't share their same Political Ideology. GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP. GOD BLESS AMERICA 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

Look at that chubby little soy boy and his flowers. Someone needs to kick his ass.

Actouly_sentient
Actouly_sentient

I wonder where they got the idea MAGA is nazi?!?

The Republican party fought nazis

Fought with the jewish for years

Trump and many Republicans related to Jewish ancestry

And um Democrats made slavery a thing. So ever read a history book?!? Hm anyone?