Last week, Jason Wilton Wetzel, 70, attended a Donald Trump rally in Fayetteville and became famous after he was caught slapping a Nigerian student, Adedayo Adeniyi, 20, a student of East Carolina University, who was singled out because of his race after being mistaken by security as a protester
In a cell phone video shot by Adeniyi, Wetzel, can be seen staring at him and shouting, “Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you,” right before slapping him in the face. But now Wetzel is apologetic and wants to him out for lunch. He was quoted as saying: “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.” But in an interview, Adeniyi said: “While Trump is calling the protesters thugs, the true thug is his supporter Wetzel who was arrested on charges of voter fraud in North Carolina.
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?