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Mind-Boggling 2016 Video Shows That The Racist Lawyer Has A History Of Extreme Confrontations

On Tuesday, a man was caught on video berating employees and customers of a Fresh Kitchen in Manhattan, saying…

“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. The least they can do … is speak English.”

He even threatened to call ICE. If his assumption was correct that, though there are an estimated 57.5 million Spanish-speaking Americans, these particular workers were undocumented, his assertion that he would be paying for the benefits of someone who is undocumented is incorrect, because undocumented immigrants do not receive government benefits.

Here’s a video of the whole incident.

The internet went to work and identified the man as a Manhattan lawyer named Aaron Schlossberg. It turns out he has a history of these bizarre xenophobic and nativist rants.

There’s this 2017 video of him yelling at Jewish people who support the creation of a Palestinian state:

And this 2016 video in which popular YouTuber Willie Morris told of an encounter he had with Schlossberg on the street:

Yes, Schlossberg decided that Morris was a “foreigner” and accosted him on 5th Avenue. Morris was born in Massachusetts and is, in fact, an American citizen.

Morris immediately made the connection when the recent video went viral:

People thought there was a certain symmetry at work:

Others were just shocked:

But most people just couldn’t understand Schlossberg’s state of mind:

Worried about the stress the publicity may be causing Schlossberg?

A mariachi band is sure to cheer him right up.

H/T: Twitter, YouTube

 

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Written by Dana Levinson

Dana Aliya Levinson is an actress, writer, and trans activist. She graduated with honors from the New School where she wrote extensively about political and ethnic identity in the middle-east. She was a 2014-2015 Dramatists Guild Fellow, and has written about politics and trans issues for The Huffington Post, Women's Health, Nylon, and The Notice Blog.