#Roommates, the 2020 election may be over, but tensions are still running high between Trump supporters and Trump protestors—however, a recent incident definitely went too far. A Virginia Trump supporter was recently charged with assault after purposely blowing in a woman’s face during a heated political argument, despite the rising cases of COVID-19.
@Newsweek reports, Raymond Deskins, 61, was formally charged with assault after a video of him blowing in a woman’s face went viral on social media. The incident took place in front of the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia while the woman and her friend were protesting Trump. Deskins was not only decked out in full Trump attire, he was also not wearing a mask at any point during the verbal altercation.
In the video, the woman can be heard telling Deskins, “Get away from me, get away. You are in my face and you don’t have a mask, so you need to back off.” He then takes a deep breath of air and exhales directly in her face. The woman, identified as Kathy Beynette, tells Deskins “That’s assault” and he responds, saying “I breathed on you … now call the cops and ask them to come get me.” The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office released an update confirming Deskins assault charge. “This afternoon our deputies served a warrant obtained by a citizen through a Loudoun County Magistrate. Raymond Deskins, age 61, of Sterling, VA, was charged with simple assault (misdemeanor) and released on a summons.”
Shortly after the incident, Beynette took to Twitter to describe what happened. She posted, “Please help. He crossed street to assault 2 senior citizens. Want to identify n case contact tracing becomes necessary. Think name Ray. Virginia res. Drives Cadillac. Occurred trump golf.”
She was also interviewed by a local media outlet and elaborated on the situation. “The incident itself came so out of nowhere that it was shocking. It’s women asking a man with a toy around his waist and no mask to leave us alone,” she said.
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