A man, wearing a Make America Great Again baseball cap shoved a stranger on to tracks at an underground station after shouting anti-Mexican slurs at him, police have said.
The 24-year-old victim fell backwards and cut his head on the metal tracks, and was luckily helped back on to the platform, before a train arrived at the station.
He was shoved by a man wearing the red hat, made famous by Donald Trump’s election campaign in 2016, having already been punched several times in the head.
According to police the suspect shouted: "You f***ing Mexicans.
"You come here and you take our jobs. You bring drugs."
The attack took place at platform 4 at Union Square and 14th Street station in New York, USA on Friday at about 8.15pm.
Both men had got off the train at the same stop, before the man police are calling a suspect punched the victim several times before pushing him backwards, reports the New York Post .
In a speech announcing his bid for the presidency, Trump said: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best…They’re bringing drugs.
"They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
Police say the man they wish to speak to was described as African-American, of heavy build, and was wearing blue dungarees, a red shirt, black jacket and jewellery around the neck.
A NYPD spokesman added the attacker fled on an Brooklyn-bound L train.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment for wounds to his head.
The incident is being investigated by the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force.
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