Project Veritas: DisruptJ20 Agitator Was Definitely NOT Joking About 'Throat Punching' Trump Supporters
In the second Project Veritas DisruptJ20 sting video released earlier this week, a protester was caught on camera urging fellow agitators to engage in a practice known as "throat punching."
Mike Isaacson of "Smash Racism DC" justified the violence by portraying Trump supporters as Nazis:
"Generally speaking, Nazis will only actually attack people if they strongly outnumber them because Nazis are essentially cowards. So if it's three of them and a homeless guy, they're going to beat him up. If it's one of them and like six other people, they're gonna run the f*ck away," he said.
He added, "Bring it, throat punching is probably a good thing."
That, according to DisruptJ20 spokeswoman Lacy MacAuley, was a "joke":
Thursday afternoon, O'Keefe dropped a video clip on Twitter that included the rest of the conversation about "throat punching."
Isaacson later is heard advising a questioner that the time to do the throat-punching is when he comes into close proximity with large groups of "Nazis."
"So if a Nazi is out in public with other Nazis being a Nazi, they are not in a position to be convinced of anything. Period," he said.
One of the saner-sounding agitators asked Isaacson if physically attacking people in the streets might be a little counterproductive and make the group look bad.
"Ultimately, the question is one of political power, right? So I mean if there's media present, you probably don't want to start a fight. You might, like, get arrested, later," Isaacson answered. He added, "But like -- if they feel safe to take the streets, they will convince their friends that they are also safe to take the streets."
"We can't let them feel safe outside," another woman's voice is heard softly saying.
Trump supporters in D.C. this weekend need to be very aware of their surroundings at all times and carry pepper spray because that black-clad, skinny-jeans-wearing, pencil-necked geek may be coming for your throat.
Luckily, there are 28,000 law enforcement officers out there patrolling the streets, and they have their cameras turned on. The would-be throat punchers know that and will behave accordingly.