MAGA-Hatted Teen Releases Statement Defending His Actions As More Video Emerges
In his statement, given to the press on Sunday, January 20, Sandmann explains that a group of students were gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to await buses for a return trip to Kentucky after participating in the
March for Life. As the students waited, Sandmann says that four Black Hebrew Israelite protesters were yelling racially incendiary remarks at the mostly-white students. “When we arrived, we noticed four African-American protesters who were also on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. I am not sure what they were protesting, and I did not interact with them. I did hear them direct derogatory insults at our school group,” he writes. Sandmann also says that the four protesters targeted an African-American student in their group.