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Man charged with assault for blowing on Trump protesters is settling his case with $3,000 donation 


Maskless Trump supporter, 61, who was charged with assault for BLOWING on protesters outside ex-President’s golf club agrees to settle case with $3k donation to NAACP

  • The donation was made Monday to the Loudoun Branch of the NAACP 
  • In November, Raymond Deskins approached Trump protesters and blew on them when they confronted him about not wearing a mask
  • The incident was captured on video and Deskins faced up to a year in prison as well as a $2,500 fine after being charged with misdemeanor assault 

A maskless man who was charged with assault for blowing on two protesters outside the Trump National Golf Club is settling his case by donating to the NAACP.

Raymond Deskins, 61, was seen on video blowing in the face of several anti-Trump demonstrators who called him out for not wearing a mask, when he confronted outside the golf club in Sterling, near Washington DC, on November 21.

That month marked the beginning of a new spike in coronavirus cases in Virginia, with 23 people succumbing to the disease the day before the blowing incident according to state data. 

On Monday, Deskins agreed to donate $3,000, through his attorney, to the NAACP branch in Loudoun after the punishment was suggested by the two protesters; Kathy Beynette and Patricia Razeghi.

‘I’m grateful for them,’ NAACP Loudoun Branch President Michelle Thomas said to the Loudoun Times-Mirror. 

Raymond Deskins is making a $3,000 donation to the NAACP to make an assault case go away. He is pictured speaking to police moments after the incident in November 

Deskins, pictured here on the day of the incident, was at Trump National Golf Club on November 21 when he encountered several people protesting the outgoing president

Deskins, pictured here on the day of the incident, was at Trump National Golf Club on November 21 when he encountered several people protesting the outgoing president

‘Helping kids achieve their college dreams is a great way to respond to bad with good.’

The money will reportedly go towards scholarships for graduating seniors at the 17 different high schools in town.

The November 21 incident began with Deskins, wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ shirt, approaching people off camera outside of the golf course, where Donald Trump was playing that day.

Deskins can then be seen blowing on the protesters forcefully before walking away from them

Deskins approached the protesters off screen and began to taunt them as he neared

Deskins can then be seen blowing on the protesters forcefully before walking away from them

Deskins was facing a misdemeanor assault charge and up to a year in jail for the incident

Deskins was facing a misdemeanor assault charge and up to a year in jail for the incident

‘Do what you want sweetheart,’ said Deskins, wearing an inflatable pool tube that looked like Trump around his waist. 

‘You’re in my face and you don’t have a mask, so you need to back off,’ a woman can be heard saying. 

‘I’m not in anybody’s space,’ he said, before winding up and blowing towards the people, before crowing: ‘I breathed on you.’

Pictured: Kathy Beynette, one of the complainants in the Deskins assault case

Pictured: Kathy Beynette, one of the complainants in the Deskins assault case

‘That’s assault,’ one woman responded.

‘Oh my god,’ Deskins replied as he walked away from the people filming the incident.

Deskins was reportedly later charged with misdemeanor assault after a citizen obtained a warrant against him and released on a summons.

He faced a jail sentence up to a year, as well as a $2,500 fine for the misdemeanor assault, which sparked fears of the potential for COVID-19 exposure.

Beynette and Razeghi, meanwhile, both took out protective orders against Deskins.

‘We were really up against it, and it took a lot to get this thing to go to court,’ Razeghi told the Loudoun Times-Mirror. ‘It took a lot of pushing, but we did it. So, we figured we got to make something good out of it.’

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