The story of a Florida man who this past week went berserk at a Starbucks barista — ending up at one point shouting “Trump!” over and over and over again — isn’t actually over.
53 year old David Sanguesa initially saw his tirade go viral after countless internet users were shocked at his behavior in response to a supposed long wait time.
And now, rather than simply going away and hiding his face from the public eye in an effort to effectively pretend like it never happened, Sanguesa is reanimating the story with the suggestion that he plans to sue Starbucks over “white discrimination.”
He says that although in the incident captured in the viral video, he admittedly was out of line, what happened before the video starts is where the troubles really begin. Sanguesa claims that before he lost his cool — to put it politely — the barista refused to give him his coffee because he voted for Donald Trump in the presidential election.
He claims that an unnamed “colleague” with whom he was meeting that day at the coffee shop first suggested to him that the alleged delay in delivering him his coffee to his table was because of the Trump campaign sign on Sanguesa’s truck. He echoed his “colleague’s” claim to local media.
He claimed to South Florida’s ABC affiliate Local 10 News, speaking of the barista, “She just refused to serve us. She did not want to serve us.”
And as for his long-term response to this “refusal” of service? Sanguesa told the Miami Herald, “My attorneys want to file a lawsuit. No one saw the first part of the video. I was completely done wrong. I was racially discriminated against. I was refused service. I was wrong to get upset, but I was racially discriminated against.”
Notably, “white discrimination” isn’t the only excuse that Sanguesa offered to media. He also claimed that he has an undisclosed “mental illness” and that he did not take his medication the day of the incident — thus smearing the many millions of Americans with mental illnesses who would never do such a thing as Sanguesa did in screaming so heinously at the Starbucks employees and storming around the outlet.
Watch the original viral video of Sanguesa’s tirade below.
— jorge dc (@jorge_b_dc) November 16, 2016