Racist New York City attorney Aaron Schlossberg started the week threatening to call ICE on workers in a Midtown Manhattan sandwich shop because they were speaking Spanish. He ended the week hiding from throngs of reporters while protestors attended a crowdfunded mariachi concert outside of his home.
“Every person I listen to — he spoke it, he spoke it, she’s speaking it — it’s America!” he yelled at the store’s manager Tuesday while pointing around the restaurant.
“My guess is they’re not documented, so my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country,” the commercial and insurance lawyer continued. “If they have the balls to come here and live off of my money — I pay for their welfare, I pay for their ability to be here — the least they can do is speak English. If you intend on running a place in Midtown Manhattan, the staff should be speaking English, not Spanish.”
When other customers started heckling him, he approached, waving his iPhone, which he seems to like to use to record confrontations, and barked, “Honey, I’m calling ICE! ICE!”
One of these customers also filmed the video, and her husband uploaded it to Facebook, where it went viral.
That decision set off a whirlwind week for Mr. Schlossberg, during which he was booted from his part-time office space, faced a complaint with the state court’s disciplinary system filed by U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), and fled from a waiting crowd of New York tabloid reporters and local news cameras while yelling “please send help” into his iPhone, which he, again, was apparently using to record his encounters.
Lest this dramatic public shaming inspire a hint of pity for Schlossberg, internet sleuths quickly uncovered that his Tuesday lunch fury was not a one-time incident. Being racist in public is something of a hobby for Schlossberg. He called one Massachusetts-born man who bumped into him “an ugly fucking foreigner.”
“I’m going to call the police. You don’t run into me. I’m a citizen here, you’re not,” he yelled at 34-year-old tech consultant Willie Morris, according to CNN.
Buzzfeed documented several more incidents. In one, Schlossberg accosted Eastern European tourists in the subway, yelling, “go home, we don’t want you here, you’re what’s ruining America.”
He’s also been a participant in New York-area Trump rallies and alt-right events. In one video posted by The New York Post, he is shown getting into a fight with a counter-protestor about whether the future President’s comments that Mexican immigrants are “rapists” was racist. Schlossberg takes the debate to the next level, telling his antagonist, “You’re fat and ugly. That’s losing, that’s losing. Do I look like I’m losing to you? I’m winning at life, you’re losing. I’m smart.”
At another event, a protest of a speech by activist Linda Sarsour that drew far-right figures including Pamela Geller and Milo Yiannopoulos, Schlossberg can be seen yelling “you’re not a Jew” at a group of ultra-orthodox Jewish men there to support Sarsour.
For becoming a Trump supporter the New York Post could hate, Schlossberg is our Duke of the Week.