Trump argument between drinking buddies ends in stabbing over racial slur
A Washington man stabbed another man during a drunken argument about Donald Trump.
Police said the pair had been drinking Wednesday on the patio of the Dugout Bar and Grill in Pasco when they began arguing about politics, reported the Tri-City Herald.
Witnesses said 29-year-old Raymond Williams, of Richland, argued in favor of Trump’s proposed policies, while 40-year-old Alvaro Campos-Hernandez disagreed.
Campos eventually walked away from the argument about 11:30 p.m., witnesses said, but then Williams called him a racial slur.
He went back and grabbed Williams and repeatedly challenged him to “say it again,” witnesses said.
Campos then put Williams into a headlock and held a 7.5-inch folding knife to his throat, and police said the restrained man pulled out a smaller knife that he attempted to use in self-defense.
The pair struggled, and Campos stabbed Williams in the windpipe, leaving a 1-inch wound.
Williams was taken to a nearby hospital, and he is expected to recover.
Campos was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault and booked into the Franklin County Jail.