Video of Teens in ‘MAGA’ Hats Intimidating Native American Elder Sparks Outrage

There’s going to be some blowback on this.

On Friday, a series of videos were captured of a group of teens outfitted in “Make America Great Again” gear intimidating a Native American elder in Washington D.C. On Saturday, the clips went viral and the outrage followed.

The videos, which are hard to watch, show the students surrounding an elder Native American man who is playing a drum and singing an ancestral song. One of the students positioned himself directly in front of the Native American elder and put his face just inches from the drum.

There were a couple of videos shot from different angles. Here they are:

A woman who as at the event posted a photo explaining what happened, she wrote:

“At the close of the Indigenous People’s march and rally, the few of us left lingering to chat and meet were confronted by 50-70 young people wearing Trump’s hats, T-shirts and other apparel. The group consisted mostly of white men who sought to intimidate, mock and scare us with a mob mentality in order to silence a demonstration that was mostly concluded. The group outnumbered us and enclosed on our small group, chanting ‘build the wall’ and other Trumpisms.

The group was clearly looking for ANY opportunity to get violent and they consistently infringed upon our space, inching closer and closer, bumping into us and daring us to get physical. They surrounded us, screaming, cajoling and mocking the elder singer with intentionally disrespectfuly dancing and attempting to chant/sing louder than him. He did not break focus or move an inch fro the entirety of the encounter. And perhaps the saddest apart of all is that his song was medicine to calm the anger and toxicity of these men.”

A number of the men were wearing shirts that read “Covington Catholic,” which is a private, all-boys Catholic High School in Kentucky. On the school’s website, they show that they sent students to the March for Life in Washington, which was held on Friday.

Online, people widely condemned the actions of the teens:

As the ugly video began to gain steam, the school locked down their social media accounts. The school hasn’t commented yet.

What do you think?


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Thomas G Hunt

I can tell you all right now this is not Trumpism in no way if it is as stated, As for IJR they are usually on track with what they report, So if there is a video that proves this wrong you should have posted the link instead of just stating it is out there. I have seen no evidence on Youtube or any other social media anywhere.

Don Skizenta

Except that’s no where near how this went down. These high school students were waiting for their bus on the steps, doing their H.S. cheers/chants when these Native American activists approached the kids and got in THEIR faces, beating the drum and trying to intimidate the kids. There is a full video of the whole process floating around. IJR needs to do a little work before regurgitating leftist narratives.

Tammy Larson

I don’t see the intimidation you’re talking about in these videos. Let’s make sure we’re seeing the big picture here – both sides of the story.

Rocky Drummond

Most of those young punks don’t look old enough to shave (referencing the recent Gillette ad).


This was already de-bunked hours ago, but yet you still push this propaganda. Your Coverage is factually incorrect.





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