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Tucson man gets jail time for assaulting a Trump supporter

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson man has been sentenced to 12 days in jail for assaulting a supporter of President Donald Trump last year on a city street.

Pima County prosecutors say 43-year-old Daniel Brito pleaded guilty last month to aggravated assault on an incapacitated victim and theft by control.

Court documents show the victim was wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat and carrying a “vote Republican” sign days before the November 2018 election when he passed Brito on a street.

The Arizona Daily Star reports Brito tried to snatch the man’s hat from behind and started a fight.

Tucson police say the Trump supporter suffered a broken ankle and Brito also punched the injured man multiple times in the head.

Witnesses prevented Brito from leaving before police arrived.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star,