Teen Assaulted for 'Make America Great Again' Hat Gets Greatest Gift from Trump

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July 12, 2018Jul 12, 2018

Just a day before Independence Day, 16-year-old Hunter Richard had his freedom infringed upon. Now President Trump is rectifying the situation.

The teen was minding his own business, eating at a Whataburger in Texas with a "Make America Great Again" perched on his head. Out of nowhere, a stranger grabbed Hunter's hat off his head, began to swear and him, and threw a soda in his face.

A video shows the whole thing. Caution: there is strong language in the video. 

The man, who was later identified as Kino Jimenez, 30, didn't get away without consequences. According to The Daily Wire, Jimenez was later arrested and shortly thereafter fired from his job.

Hunter never got his hat—which Jimenez said he'd burn—back. No problem! He has a brand new hat signed by President Donald Trump himself.

"Teen who made national news after having #MAGA hat stolen at a San Antonio fast food restaurant just got this in the mail. A hat signed by @realDonaldTrump," Joe Gallow wrote on Twitter.

Hunter told News-4 that he was surprised by the amount of press he received. He didn't expect the attack to blow up like it did.

"I didn’t think it was going to generate the amount like what people are doing, I was looking at the comments by some people and 'they are like this is uncalled for' and other people are like mixed opinions but I didn’t think it would blow up to what it is now," he said.

Richard ended up with a new hat because his story caught the attention of Donald Trump Jr. The POTUS' oldest son retweeted a story about the assault.

"If someone can get me this young man’s information I’ll get him a new #maga hat... SIGNED by #potus!!!" he wrote on Twitter.

Trump Jr. was good as his word. Richard has got a new hat, and it's even cooler than the last one. In other Trump family news, Melania took back the spotlight in two gorgeous dresses during their NATO visit