In an interview with WZZM-TV outside the courtroom where he pled guilty to throwing two water balloons at Trump supporters attending the president’s campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, last week, a smiling unrepentant Robert Dale Truax, Jr., bragged that he is like Malcolm X.
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“I mean, people are always going to bring down the negative side of people speaking up and doing something,” he said. “Just like Malcolm X. Some people consider that man a very violent person, but in a way, I do believe he did something right.”
WZZM reported Truax made a YouTube video of his crime.
“Just got done buying some balloons at Dollar Tree because we’re gonna throw some water balloons at some Donald Trump supporters,’’ he says in the 6-½ minute video. “Like you can’t be coming to my block supporting some Donald Trump s—. So you about to get hit.”
With his guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of creating a disturbance in a public place, Truax faces up to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine. He will be sentenced in May.
Video of WZZM report which includes excerpts from Truax’s video:
Note: The water balloon attack by Truax is completely unrelated to a separate incident reported by TGP where a Trump supporter claimed human feces in toilet water was thrown down from a residential building window on people in line for the rally.