Drunk Trump Supporter Hurls Profanity-Laced Slurs At Danbury High Students

Jan 23, 2017
Originally published on January 23, 2017 12:06 pm

An apparently drunken Donald Trump supporter screamed racist profanity at children as they left school in Danbury, Connecticut, just after the inauguration Friday. Over the weekend a video of the incident appeared in a short video posted to Twitter.

Police haven’t identified the man. He’s seen standing in the school parking lot, waving a Trump campaign sign and bellowing at an off-camera student.

Hugo Hernandez, a student at Danbury High School, recorded the video and posted it to Twitter.

“This guy comes out of the car with a Trump sign, yelling Trump, Trump. He was just, like, shouting at kids passing by.”

Hernandez says some students stood up to the man. They argued, and he left after about 20 minutes. Hernandez wasn’t sure why he was at the school.

“A lot of students were just like, ‘Wow, that’s crazy. Like, this really is happening around the country.’”

The video got the attention of Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, a Republican who’s considering a run for governor. Boughton called the man’s behavior boorish and disgusting. Hernandez says even though the incident was disturbing, he’s glad people are talking about it.

“Danbury’s really diverse, so if someone comes out calling people out like that, it’s really bad. So I like to get the word out and let people know it’s happening here.”

Danbury High School Principal Dan Donovan said in a statement that the man was drunk, and that both the school and police are investigating the incident.

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