Pro-Trump Christian Author Eric Metaxas Admits He Assaulted Man on Bike: ‘It Just Happened’
Christian author Eric Metaxas admitted he assaulted a man on Aug. 27 after President Donald Trump’s non-masked speech on the White House lawn on the last night of the Republican National Convention (VIDEO BELOW).
Metaxas was filmed sucker-punching the man, who was on a bicycle and yelling: “F*ck you! F*ck Trump!”
Metaxas, who often lectures people on the correct Christian world view, told Religion Unplugged in an email: “It just happened.”
Metaxas said he threw the first and only punch because the bike rider seemed “violent and crazy and menacing” so he tried to “knock him away,” despite the heavy presence of police and the Secret Service.
Metaxas was filmed blindsiding the man, and then running backwards, which he also explained to Religion Unplugged:
I wanted to get away from him, but I didn’t even know there were cops or anyone nearby, which is what made it all so frightening.
The victim, who was attacked by Metaxas, did not disclose his name, but told Religion News Service about the attack:
He attacked me. I wasn’t threatening or intimidating. I was on a rented bicycle! He clearly punched me from behind.