A black Trump supporter and his family were allegedly threatened and racially harassed by a group of employees at a Cheesecake Factory in Miami, Florida, on Mother’s Day, terrifying a little girl at the table and forcing the family to retreat from the restaurant, The Daily Wire reported.
The fracas reportedly began when a female employee saw 22-year-old Eugenior Joseph’s red “Make America Great Again” hat and gathered about a dozen other staffers to come over and harangue him.
“Her finger was literally on top of his head, we were all looking at her like ‘what is happening?'” a witness told The Daily Wire. “She was pointing at him, calling her other coworkers, telling them to look at this guy wearing a Make America Great Again hat.”
According to Izabella Victores, Joseph’s girlfriend, the employees allegedly circled his table and made threatening comments like, “I’m gonna punch his head in so hard that I’ll knock the hat off.” She said that they also started chanting that Joseph should be kicked out of the restaurant.
Joseph told The Daily Wire that one employee was particularly menacing, standing behind him “balling his fists, smacking his fists” in an attempt to intimidate him. At one point, he got up to the use the restroom and staff members reportedly yelled and booed at him as he returned to his table.
“I got up and went to the restroom, my girlfriend followed me, and as we were walking back, a group of [the employees] came out from the back and they just started clapping and yelling, and just screaming things at me,” Joseph said. This was corroborated by another witness, who said that the employees in the kitchen booed loudly as Joseph walked by.