Last Wednesday, an East Carolina University Nigerian student Adedayo Adeniyi was physically removed by security from a Donald Trump rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Adedayo was singled out because he was black and security mistook him for a protester.
On his way out, 20 year old Adedayo was accosted by a Trump supporter Jason Wetzel and given a head spinning slap. Dayo saw stars and heard birds singing after the dirty slap.
He told NY Daily News:
"I have no criminal background. This man does. So please explain to me who the real thug is. A young black man who is a junior in college majoring in medical laboratory science and who also happens to hold many leadership positions there? Or is it this man, with a criminal background who attacked me for no reason?"
In a cell phone video shot by Adeniyi, Wetzel, with hate in his eyes, can be seen staring at him and shouting,“F**k you. F**k you. F**k you,” right before slapping Adeniyi in the face.
70 year old Wetzel, who had previously been arrested for voter fraud later admitted it was him in the video slapping Adedayo. Jason told Daily News:
“I can’t believe I did that. It was me, but I’m not a hateful man. I just got caught up. When I saw the video all over the news of me doing that to that young man, I was just disgusted with myself, I want to apologize to this young man and maybe take him out to lunch or something."