'Die-Hard Trumper': Journalists Finger Man Who Threatened to Report Workers to ICE Because They Spoke Spanish

After a video of a man in a Manhattan restaurant yelling at a manager for workers allegedly speaking Spanish went viral, four journalists say they have identified him.

The Intercept columnist Shaun King via Twitter says seven of the man's former classmates verified he's the person King tracked down:

Dear Midtown Manhattan Attorney Aaron M Schlossberg,

7 of your college classmates from @JohnsHopkins & @GWtweets contacted me and said this is you & they aren't surprised.

I am asking the New York Bar Association (@nysba) to also look into your bigoted hate here & across NYC. https://t.co/8pF1nzQtDu

— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) May 16, 2018

King took to Twitter earlier Wednesday in an attempt to ID the man who, in the video that went viral, threatened to report the Spanish speaking workers to immigration authorities, saying he assumed they were probably undocumented. He also complained that they were on welfare and his tax dollars are supporting them.

Please let Attorney Aaron M. Schlossberg of Midtown Manhattan know I’m trying to get in touch with him. I have a few questions.

If you reach him, ask how often he eats at the Fresh Kitchen next door to his office and if he has a problem with people speaking Spanish there. pic.twitter.com/8pgQ6wZNzi

— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) May 16, 2018

He adds:

Little surprise, but this man is a public Trump supporter.

Several Muslim leaders across the city told me that he has randomly stalked and harassed them over the past few years and they just didn't know who he was. https://t.co/8pF1nzQtDu

— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) May 16, 2018

Another reporter, the lead editor at A Plus, says he recognized the man from a video last year. Based on that video, Isaac Saul says the same man was screaming at Jews saying they weren't Jewish. He describes him as "a die hard Trumper."

I wouldn’t soon forget him. Had that crazy look in his eyes. Was a die hard Trumper and pretty unreasonably upset there were Jews supporting Palestine around. pic.twitter.com/RSE5QrzlwP

— Isaac Saul (@Ike_Saul) May 16, 2018

Not his first rodeo https://t.co/S32Bt3e9Su

— Isaac Saul (@Ike_Saul) May 16, 2018

And Ari Feldman at The Forward also reports the same name of the man who allegedly appears in the video.

Finally, a man who says he is an independent journalist posted this tweet:

A lot of people are sharing this video. I shared it earlier and got a phone call from someone in my circle who went to law school with him. Aaron M. Schlossberg. Here's his website: https://t.co/jjj8Hdfrni All systems go! https://t.co/qThzWOIedX

— Eric Fernandez (@raffiafern) May 16, 2018

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