Trump Responds To Gallery Owner Attacked For Wearing MAGA Hat In Manhattan

A Billionaire's Row art gallery owner told police he was attacked by teens for wearing his new MAGA hat on Canal Street.

New York, NY – A 42-year-old Billionaire’s Row gallery owner was beaten by a large group of teenagers for wearing a Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat in Manhattan.

The incident occurred at about 6:50 p.m. on July 30 on Canal Street in Chinatown, WNBC reported.

Jahangir “John” Turan, the owner of the David Parker Gallery which sells Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró works, said he on his way to meet a client wearing his new MAGA hat that he purchased earlier in the day at Trump Tower.

"I love President Trump. I think he's doing a great job," Turan said, according to WNYW.

That’s when he encountered a group of about 15 “kids,” approximately 18 to 20 years old.

Turan said the group attacked him, yelling “F--k Trump.”

The teens stomped on the man and smashed his head into a scaffold, WNBC reported.

Turan said that the attack lasted only a few seconds but left him with a fractured cheek and badly swollen eye, WNYW reported.

He said he had an appointment with a specialist to determine whether there had been any permanent damage done to his eye.

After the attack, Turan said he crossed the street and called the police.

He claimed that when the police arrived the group of teenagers were still there and making anti-Trump statements but the officers did nothing about it, WNBC reported.

Turan held a press conference on Aug. 1 and demanded that the New York Police Department (NYPD) track down his attackers.

NYPD told WNBC in a statement that they were investigating the incident but that the officers who responded said that the man who filed the complaint said he was attacked in an unprovoked manner and refused medical attention.

The police statement made no mention of the suspects making anti-Trump statements.

Police said they have no description of the suspects and no arrests have been made, according to WNBC.

After the attack, Turan told WNYW he might think twice about wearing his MAGA hat again.

"It's sad to get beat up for wearing this hat. This is America," he said

But some words of encouragement from the Commander in Chief may have changed his mind.

Turan has since received a signed MAGA hat and a letter of support from President Donald Trump, WCBS reported.

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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

It is better to engage people like that in a dialogue, rather than punching them in the face.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

The Feds need to get involved, so they can trace cell phone activity (locations of the suspect as the beating was taking place). A cop I know told me tracing back something like that takes Federal involvement.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

those damn violent conservatives are out of control again!!! oh, wait a minute.....

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

the "attackers" were across the street and stayed there while the cops showed up? In Manhattan?

Yeah. This just doesn't add up.

Anomie88
Anomie88

"That’s when he encountered a group of about 15 “kids,” approximately 18 to 20 years old. Turan said the group attacked him, yelling “F--k Trump.” The teens stomped on the man and smashed his head into a scaffold, WNBC reported."

First of all, these teenagers aren't kids, they are adults. If the attack occurred as described, it is aggravated assault, conspiracy, and probably a hate crime to boot. If the roles were reversed, the news media in that liberal s**t hole would be plastering it all over the place. But of course, when have you heard of a group of conservative young adults acting like that. You don't because it doesn't happen.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

cant wait to see pictures of these "kids"

RetAFVet
RetAFVet

Another breitbart type story. BLM should change the name to breitbart blue matters.

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

People get beat down because they left their gun at home. Fuk the gun laws. Carry a GUN 24/7 and keep your mouth shut. Do not verbally invite confrontation. And 2 seconds after you are struck....you shoot. An eye for an eye. Teach these fking thugs on America's streets.....NO SECOND CHANCE...NO TIME OUT..NO ESCAPE. Time for everyday Joe to TAKE BACK THE STREETS. KILL THE PUNKS.

Louise S
Louise S

The little thugs just yell 'f**k Trump as an excuse to be violent..we know the 13%ers