A second World War veteran named Jimmy Bishop walked away from the parade route to confront anti-Trump protesters at the New York City Veterans Day Parade. He quickly got in a heated argument with several protesters and threatened to shoot them all.
The footage was shot by ScooterCaster and shows the veteran walking up to a group of protesters standing behind a barricade along the parade route. Watch what happens next.
“We’re all vets just like you, sir. We’re all vets,” says one of the protesters.
Another angle recorded behind the barricade shows the verbal spat.
“Are you enjoying this country?” the Bishop yelled at the protesters. Bishop served in the Pacific under General Douglas MacArthur and said he was at the surrender of Japan.
The protesters refuse to fight the veteran and clarify that they oppose the President because he’s running the country the “wrong way.”
A man that can’t be seen off camera says, “Let them have their say, it’s OK.”
Bishop then shouts: “Give me a f***ing gun, I’ll shoot the sons of bitches…It ain’t OK. I fought for the freedom you guys enjoy.”
The protester holding a sign saying, “Veterans for impeach punk prick” tells the incensed WWII veteran that he is also a veteran. Bishop quickly fires back, “I don’t give a shit. No you wasn’t, not with that f***ing sign. You want to take me on?”
Bishop follows up saying that he wants “to punch the shit out of” the man. According to Patch.com, the protester holding the sign is a Vietnam veteran named Bruce Frankel, 73.
“You’re full of hate,” said another woman protester to the WWII veteran. “We’re trying to support you and you’re here screaming at us.”
When interviewed by ScooterCaster, Bishop said, “Anybody who holds a sign up against our president is what upsets me. And I’m not afraid of any one of them. If I had a gun here now I’d wipe them all out.”
“I’m upset right now. I come over here to enjoy Veterans Day and look at what I got. I fought for the freedom that they’re enjoying. I was in the Pacific with MacArthur against the Japanese and I was also at the surrender of Japan. And I am mad. I’m not afraid of any one of you mothers.”