Who is Raymond Deskins?
Raymond Deskins is a man from Sterling wearing a Trump shirt and an inflatable Trump innertube around his belly who was seen on video deliberately exhaling on two women outside of President Donald Trump’s golf course in Virginia. He has been charged with simple assault.
Deskins was seen forcefully exhaling on two women outside Donald Trump’s Virginia golf course.
How old is Raymond Deskins?
Raymond Deskins is a 61-year-old man from Virginia who has gone viral.
What is the story with Raymond Deskins?
One of the women during the moment filmed a video of Saturday’s incident outside Trump’s club in Sterling and posted it on social media. Deskins did not immediately return a request for comment.
The video widely shared on social media shows Deskins blowing air on two unidentified women after one of them asks him to get away and points out that he’s not wearing a mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michele Bowman, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office’s public information officer, confirmed to CNN that Deskins, the man seen in the viral video, has been charged.
What the viral video shows
In the 24-second video, Deskins — who was not wearing a mask — can be seen in a verbal confrontation with the women who were there protesting Trump. It is not apparent what happened before the video began.
The women can be heard telling him to get away from them and back up.
One of the women yelled at him, “Get away from me! Get away from me!”
The other woman told him, “You don’t get up in somebody’s face,” to which he responded, “I’m not in anybody’s face.” She replied, “You are in my face — and you don’t have a mask, so you need to back up.”
“That’s assault,” one of the women said afterward.
“I breathed on you,” Deskins replied.
Please help. He crossed street to assault 2 senior citizens. Want to identify n case contact tracing becomes necessary.think name Ray. Virginia res. Drives Cadillac. Occurred trump golf. @Lawrence @funder @maddow pic.twitter.com/tR7HjyfVgE
— ActivistKathy (@activistkathy) November 21, 2020
What we know so far about Raymond Deskins
The altercation happened on Saturday outside Trump national golf club, where the president was playing. Protesters and supporters regularly gather outside the club’s entrance when he plays.
Deskins was wearing a Trump shirt and an inflatable pool tube with Trump’s likeness on it around his waist.
Several members of the Loudoun County board of supervisors sent a letter to law enforcement authorities on Sunday asking for a full investigation.
The letter said the two women had been protesting against the president outside the golf club.
The sheriff’s office said the altercation was investigated at the scene but was not witnessed by law enforcement and the video did not capture its entirety. The sheriff’s office said it advised the two parties who said they’d been assaulted that they could seek a warrant through a county magistrate