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Man Who Beat Drum in Teen’s Face: ‘These Young, White American Kids Who Were Being Taught in Their Catholic School Their Doctrine, Their Truth, and…’

CNSNews.com Staff
By CNSNews.com Staff | January 23, 2019 | 10:07 AM EST

Nathan Phillips (Screen Capture

Nathan Phillips, the man who sang a song and beat a drum close the face of a teenage boy who was wearing a Make America Great Again hat at the Lincoln Memorial last Friday, explained in an interview that the Detroit Free Press published on Sunday how he believed the Catholic faith of the boys he confronted played a role in what has happened.

“These young, white American kids who were being taught in their Catholic school, their doctrine, their truth, and when they found out there’s more truth out there than what they we’re being taught, they were offended, they were insulted, they were scared, and that’s how they responded,” Phillips said.

Using a short videotape that shows Phillips beating his drum and singing his song in front of a motionless student from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, the liberal media portrayed the incident as a mob surrounding and harassing Phillips.

A much longer tape later emerged showing that Phillips himself deliberately walked into the group students (many of whom were wearing MAGA hats) while pounding his drum. As he did so, a number of men from a group called the Black Hebrew Israelites were yelling insults at the students. These included: “You all are a bunch of Trump incest babies.”

In his interview with the Detroit Free Press, Phillips said he thought that "some" of the things the Black Hebrew Israelites were yelling at the Catholic teenagers were true.

“The Black Israelites, they were saying some harsh things, but some of it was true, too,” Phillips said.

Here are some excerpts from what Phillips told the Detroit Free Press:

"They were in the process of attacking these four black individuals. I was there and I was witnessing all of this ... As this kept on going on and escalating, it just got to a point where you do something or you walk away, you know? You see something that is wrong and you're faced with that choice of right or wrong. "

“It’s like we need somebody to blame again for our failings. Our president is kind of…feeding the fires of racism. Some of the things he’s been saying have been divisive, the building of the wall…Why do we have to build a wall on the southern border and not the northern border?”

“The Black Israelites, they were saying some harsh things, but some of it was true, too. These young, white American kids who were being taught in their Catholic school, their doctrine, their truth, and when they found out there’s more truth out there than what they we’re being taught, they were offended, they were insulted, they were scared, and that’s how they responded. One thing that I was taught in my Marine Corp training is that a scared man will kill you. And that’s what these boys were. They were scared.”

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