Posted on February 28, 2019

Salvagno Arrested for Assaulting 81-Year-Old Trump Supporter

Hazel, Canyon News, February 28, 2019

An 81 year old unidentified Somerset man, wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat, was assaulted Monday, February 25 outside of the ShopRite Grocery Store in Somerset, NJ. Ryan M. Salvagno, 19, of Amwell Road is being charged for the crime.

The unidentified male victim was finishing his shopping and was exiting the grocery store located 435 Elizabeth Ave., Somerset, NJ 08873 when he was approached by Salvagno, who expressed his disapproval of the victim’s MAGA hat.

After a verbal argument ensued, witnesses reported the victim trying to leave. Salvagno grabbed the victim’s hat off of his head. When the victim tried to take his hat back, Salvagno grabbed his arm and threw him to the ground, tossing his hat and tipping his shopping cart.

The victim suffered minor injuries and refused transportation to the hospital to be treated.

Salvagno was arrested on Wednesday, February 27 and faces criminal charges. He graduated in 2017 where he trained and competed on the wrestling team for the Franklin Warriors since 2014. {snip}


This incident adds to a growing list of violent crimes against people who show support for President Donald Trump. {snip}.


More incidents are being reported by people via the internet who are expressing frustrations with the media being biased. The actual crime victims appear to be Trump supporters.