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Daniel Weldon is 6-foot-1 and weighs 230 pounds. The 22-year-old also played linebacker for the University of Florida.

One would likely think the last thing on anyone’s mind is picking a fight with him.

But then again, we’re living in particularly strange times — an era marked by basement-dwelling beta males donning masks and hoodies and joining up with Antifa to beat up citizens in the street. Odd that violent leftists rarely practice their craft alone.

As Weldon tells it, he ventured out to celebrate the Fourth of July with a friend and was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat — the iconic symbol of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. After he and his friend parted ways, the former football player said trouble found him.

“I’m at Pita Pit, and I get surrounded by like 7 guys and girls,” he wrote on Facebook. “They start yelling at me [because] of what I’m wearing (hat and pin). They were calling me names and saying how awful of a person I was (I’m saying back this is why we’re winning in 2020).”

Given Weldon’s size, that’s nutty enough — but don’t forget the times we’re living in. Because it gets nuttier.

“The 4 or 5 girls start pushing me and punching,” Weldon added. “I’m a former college linebacker, so I can take a hit, and it’s not a big deal, right? But one snatched my hat and tried to throw it away while another ripped my pin and tossed it. The dudes they were with actually ended up deescalating the situation after the girls got violent and pulled them outside. I use the restroom and come back to one of them giving me the bird.”

Weldon added that “some libs are violent and will lash out on conservatives at this school. They didn’t know me, but what I wore made them so angry that they attacked me.”

Indeed, the MAGA hat has become like kryptonite to scads of leftists. TheBlaze has reported on numerous instances in which anti-Trump folks flipped out at MAGA-hat wearers, took off or knocked the caps from their heads, or actually stole them as video recorded the incidents.

Weldon told the College Fix in a Sunday phone interview that the group called him a racist during the incident across the street from the Gainesville campus.

And despite the physical attacks he said he endured, Weldon told the outlet the only thing he did in response was grab his hat so it stayed on his head and pick his pin off the ground.

“My mama raised me right,” he told the College Fix. “I am not going to touch a girl.”

Weldon — who served as chairman of the Florida Federation of College Republicans — added to the outlet that he’s “been doing politics on campus for four years, so it’s not like I am not used to people making comments. I wasn’t physically harmed. I was like, ‘Yo, that was kind of messed up.'”

Initially Weldon told the Fix he didn’t file a police report because he wasn’t hurt. However, since he’s a “big guy” and could handle the situation, he also wondered what might happen if the next person couldn’t stand up for himself or herself, Weldon noted to the outlet.

So he filed a police report Sunday, the Fix said, and provided photos and encouraged officers to obtain video of the incident from Pita Pit cameras and trace their identities through their purchases.

“We are getting to the point where you have to stand up for what you believe,” Weldon added to the outlet. “Some people may think it’s not a big deal, but you can’t go around trying to silence people for their beliefs.”

Brad Barber, assistant director of the University of Florida Police Department, told the Fix Monday that the incident was “located off … campus and is the jurisdictional responsibility of the Gainesville Police Department.” It isn’t clear if Weldon has been in contact with Gainesville police.

Watch the video here.

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Michael

    July 10, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Fuck that, not hitting a girl bullshit! They want to be treated like girls, act like them! Punching a guy isn’t acting like a girl. He should have laid them the fuck out. Any bitch hits me, they’re getting hit right back.

  2. Stephanie

    July 10, 2019 at 5:06 am

    I praise this young man for staying strong and having that kind of restraint.

    As a woman/mother/ grandmother I wouldn’t blame him for defending himself. Don’t let these people say “oh you should never hit a girl “ some of these so called woman need to be knocked on their azz!!!! ( I don’t mean they should be beaten by a man but they shouldn’t hit someone and not expect to be hit back)

    I just don’t understand why these democrats act like they do? Where do they get the idea of Trump being a racist etc? Did I miss something?

  3. Shari Early

    July 10, 2019 at 8:06 am

    She wants to act like a man and hit a man she needs hit back. You can’t act like that and expect to be treated like a lady. Then again management didn’t call the police so that place is also to blame for the violence.

  4. SJ

    July 10, 2019 at 8:45 am

    God bless this young man, true his mother raised him right. Gives you hope when you see young people like this.

  5. Gordon

    July 10, 2019 at 9:50 am

    These college pukes are too stupid to know what they are doing is fascism. To violently attack someone over political beliefs thus preventing their right of free speech protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution is Fascism.

  6. Frank Campo

    July 10, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Mamma taught me the same thing. But, there are exceptions. This would have been one.

  7. Joe

    July 10, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Punch their lights out and maybe they’ll learn. If not keep punching. True ladies dont act like whores

  8. Sandy

    July 10, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    This gentleman says he was raised right and wouldn’t touch a woman.
    This is exactly what these “women” and female Antifa protesters are counting on. Generally female Antifa members stand in the front of the group because they know males on opposing sides will not hurt them. They guard the front while male Antifa members come out, attack, and then melt back into the group. Take the gloves off, y’all! I taught my son not to hit girls too but I also trained him that if a woman hits him first or will not stop hitting him he has the right to fight back. If they want to fight like men they better be ready to get their asses kicked!

  9. Dale Michael Williams

    July 10, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    By law in every state in the USA, if someone uses violent force whether in anger or hatred, to remove property from you – that is Felony Strong Armed Robbery. As such, any gender or age who commits such a felony, can be treated by the victim as the violent filth they are. That victim can retaliate with violent force to protect themselves, regardless of age or gender. The perp has no recourse in criminal or civil action against victim who defends themselves. As for females, the old adage “don’t hit a woman” left with the beginning of equality. If you want to be violent, you’ll get your c-nt ass kicked. And if you are violent, at least have the courage to show you are a mans equal, by attacking yourself, and not in the midst of a group of others. By using others to try and show courage, these women have shown what cowardly gutless spineless waste they are, and will always be. Cowards cannot change that Yellow stripe down their backs. it is a permanent tattoo of who and what they are in society. It’s odd tho, even at my age of 68 when I wear my camo USMC “Make America Great Again” cap, no one around here bothers to assault me no matter how offended they are. Then again, it might be because a chick who did, found me spinning around and planting a very hard elbow in her face, which broke her jaw and left her motionless on the floor of WalMart. And when her family called authorities and the law looked at the video footage WalMart provided, guess who went to jail for a felony? – (it sure as hell wasn’t me). It was the hate filled c-nt who attacked me and removed property from me with force. Charged with Felony Strong Armed Robbery, she can’t make bail.

  10. Sue

    July 10, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    As a Mom, I want to thank you for being adult and mature enough to not get embroiled in a fight with those ridiculous young women! Your Mom did a great job of raising a good young man!!

  11. Polly

    July 10, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    He has class Can’t say that about the foolish uneducated liberals

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