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Trump-Loving NYC Attorney Flips Out That Employees Are Speaking Spanish And Calls ICE

New York attorney Aaron Schlossberg made news again this week for his pro-Trump, racist provocations, this time for threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on an employee of a Fresh Kitchen who was speaking to a customer in Spanish.

“Your clients and your staff are speaking Spanish to staff when they should be speaking English,” Schlossberg said in a video that was uploaded to Facebook and has since been viewed over a million times. Other customers stood by while Schlossberg stood inches away from a manager’s face, raising his voice and gesticulating wildly around the room.

“My guess is they’re undocumented, so my next call is to ICE to have each one of them taken out of my country,” he said. “If they have the balls to come here and live off my money—I pay for their welfare. I pay for their ability to be here.”

Schlossberg was kicked out of the restaurant for screaming at people, while the customer who had been speaking Spanish was allowed to stay. Off camera, people can be heard yelling back at the attorney. One woman calls him an “ignorant asshole,” saying that he “should get hit by a car.”

It isn’t the first time the attorney has been caught on camera insensitively yelling about politics. Last year, Schlossberg showed up to a small rally in the streets of New York in support of conservative provocateurs Milo Yiannapoulos and Pamela Geller.

In the video, surrounded by protesters donning Trump gear, Schlossberg yells, “You are not a Jew!” He was apparently talking to a Jewish man who was critical of Israeli policy toward Palestinians. Another protester wearing a MAGA hat with an American flag wrapped around his neck tried to suggest Schlossberg not get so irate over the people heckling him. “They’re cowards, bro,” he said.

Shaun King, a left-wing political activist and columnist for The Intercept, found that Schlossberg’s law firm donated $500 to Donald Trump’s campaign. King indicated he had reached out to five of the attorney’s former classmates at Johns Hopkins University and that they weren’t surprised by his behavior in the videos.

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