A Korean war veteran was recently caught on camera repeatedly shoving a young Black woman in the back to kick her out of a Donald Trump rally.
The war veteran has since apologized and admitted that he ‘regrets’ his actions and denies that they were racially-targeted.
Alvin Bamberger, a member of the Korean War Veterans Association, said he “was caught up in the frenzy” of being surrounded by Trump supporters, including those he said were white supremacists, and of hearing the presidential candidate himself shout, “Get them out! Get them out!” in reference to the protesters, according to a statement he submitted to the organization.
“I physically pushed a young woman down the aisle toward the exit, an action I sincerely regret,” Bamberger said in a letter to Larry Kinard, president of the Korean War Veterans Association.
The veteran said he deeply regrets his actions at the rally.
“I have embarrassed myself, my family, and Veterans,” he wrote. “This was a very unfortunate incident and it is my sincere hope that I can be forgiven for my actions.”
“Trump kept saying ‘get them out, get them out’ and people in the crowd began pushing and shoving the protestors,” Bamberger said. “Unfortunately a lot of this behavior was happening right next to where I was standing and having been pushed to the floor myself, my emotions got the best of me, and I was caught up in the frenzy. I physically pushed a young woman down the aisle toward the exit, an action I sincerely regret.”
SMH. This man deserves the ‘regret’ that he’s “supposedly” feeling. So glad that this was caught on camera. The world needs to see the type of violent racism that still exists in America today.
So thank you Veteran Hamburger for reminding us of the ignorance that still lives in our country.