Now that you are good and disgusted, let’s see what you think about this…
(KUTV) — The mother of a Utah high school student, who was bullied and spat on for wearing a hat in support of President Trump, started a GoFundMe account for him after many people reached out in support. As of Monday morning, the account has raised over $18,000.
2News first reported the incident Sunday night and spoke with 15-year-old Braxton McElhaney.
On his first day back at school, McElhaney, a sophomore at West Jordan High School, was taunted by other students and spit on because of his “Make America Great Again” hat.
“My son, a patriotic 15-year-old, was brutally bullied during his second week back and school for wearing his MAGA hat and we have received a massive outpouring of support from people asking to do something nice for him,” Meshyalah McElhaney, the boy’s mom, posted on GoFundMe.com.
Many people have asked for us to launch a GoFundMe to take him on a special trip or do something nice for him. We are so thankful for everyone’s kindness.
Cellphone video taken inside the school captured the confrontation on Sept. 3.
“The two girls, they kept antagonizing me, calling me a racist, saying I look r—–ed, and calling me a white supremacist, white privilege, because I was wearing my Trump hat,” Braxton McElhaney said.
Meshyalah McElhaney said she can barely get through watching the video.
“It brings me to tears every time I watch it, and I can’t believe that people who are on that side and try to push love and acceptance and toleration of other people, and then they are so against somebody who is just a patriot,” she said.
Braxton McElhaney’s family told 2News the school acted quickly to investigate.
Sure they did.