Native American elder confronted by teens in MAGA hats speaks out | TheHill
Nathan Phillips, the Omaha elder who was confronted and harassed by teenagers in Make America Great Again hats spoke out Saturday, saying “it was getting ugly.”
Phillips, a Vietnam veteran, was singing the American Indian Movement song of unity near Friday’s March for Life when was surrounded by the teens who he says were chanting “build that wall, build that wall” as he was playing his drum, according to an Instagram video.
“It was getting ugly, and I was thinking: ‘I’ve got to find myself an exit out of this situation and finish my song at the Lincoln Memorial,’ ” Phillips told the Washington Post. “I started going that way, and that guy in the hat stood in my way and we were at an impasse. He just blocked my way and wouldn’t allow me to retreat.”