Amber Riley reveals Trump supporter spit on car: ‘I will beat your a–‘

Riley, known for 'Glee,' shared details of her moment with an 'older white man' wearing a Trump hat.

Actress and songstress Amber Riley recently shared that she had an unpleasant interaction with an “older white man” wearing a Trump hat. 

Riley, 34, said that the man approached her car as she pulled into a parking lot to enter a store. She said he took “his Trump hat off, used it as some kind of badge telling me I needed to stop.” 

“Glee” actress and songstress Amber Riley recently shared that she had an unpleasant interaction with an “older white man” wearing a Trump hat. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for Essence)

She said the man jumped in front of her car and tried to direct her to leave. “I was like, ‘whatever, move along’ … this motherf*****r spit on my car!” 

Riley started the video with a question: “What does being a Trump supporter mean?” 

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She said that she believed the man saw her, a Black woman, and acted as if he had authority over her. 

“I really honestly don’t have words for this. I’m will beat your a**,” she said, “I don’t condone violence, but I do condone self-defense.” 

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“I can ignore your racist bulls**t,” she added, “but when it comes to assault, this is not a game.” 

“How much more,” Riley asked, “do you expect Black people to take?” 

She said she went to look for the man inside the store: “I’m done being nice.” 

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Riley also recounted a story of another friend in Los Angeles, who was boxed in by Trump supporters during a rally on a local highway.

“I don’t care who you guys support,” she said, “I care about the way that you’re trying to make people feel.” 

The Glee star has been active recently, advocating for ending the criminalization of the mentally ill. She recently participated in a rally supporting mothers in the mentally-ill rights movement. 

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Riley, a Los Angeles native, released an extended play collection of songs on Oct. 2 titled RILEY

She also recently appeared in the summer crime thriller Infamous, a depiction of a young couple traveling the country committing robberies and sharing them to social media. 

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