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Trump supporter confronts protester in donkey costume: ‘Is that a burka?’

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A man who told Arizona Republic reporters he was on his way to attend a rally for GOP candidate Donald Trump was distracted by a protester wearing a donkey costume.

Trump had two events scheduled for Phoenix on Saturday, 12News reports. The confrontation occurred at Encanto Park in the Arizona capitol at a Somos America event.

“Donkey boy, I’m coming for you man, take off that mask!” the Trump supporter says. “Are you Hillary Clinton? Who are you under there?”

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The man then gets in the protester’s face and continues to aggressively question him.

“Take off the mask, Hillary,” he says. “Is that a burka? Is that a burka? Is that a burka? I’m just asking is that a burka. Who hates gays more than Muslims?”

One woman responds, “Christians!” The man in the donkey costume points at the Trump supporter.

A burka is a body-covering veil worn by women in some Muslim cultures.

The Trump supporter then begins ranting about guns and Muslims, while a protester calls him a racist.

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Watch the confrontation, as posted by AZCentral, here:


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