According to TMZ, the altercation took place at an anti-Trump rally on Saturday (October 3) held outside of Buc-ee’s convenience store in Denton, Texas.
A video from the incident appears to show a man yell “turn it off” in the face of another man who is reported to have refused to stop playing YG and Nipsey Hussle‘s protest track ‘FDT’ – which is an acronym for ‘Fuck Donald Trump’.
As the video progresses, a third man can be heard saying “You shouldn’t even be here, bud.” The first man then appears to say “I’ll fuck you up” before suddenly throwing a punch in the face of the man said to have been playing the anti-Trump track.
TMZ reports that the man responsible for the assault is 44-year-old Jason Lata. According to Denton police, Lata was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury on Saturday night. His bail was set at $15,000.
You can see the video of the incident below:
Trump tweeted the news on Friday morning (October 2), writing: “Flotus and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER.”
West, who is running against Trump in the upcoming presidential election, took to Twitter Saturday (October 3) to express his concern for the president and first lady while offering prayers to them both.
“There’s a crying need for civility across the board. We need to and will come together in the name of Jesus,” West wrote. “I’m praying for President Trump’s and Melania’s full recovery, just as I would for Joe and Jill Biden if they were stricken, as well as everyone else with COVID-19.”