Man who alleges he was attacked for wearing a MAGA hat gets a care package from Trump

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Photo credit Jahangir Turan
By Ema Jimenez

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The owner of a midtown art gallery who said he was viciously beaten by a group of youths last month in Chinatown for wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat, apparently got the attention of President Donald Trump.

Jahangir "John" Turan told 1010 WINS he received a FedEx box Thursday, and inside was a "Make America Great Again" hat signed by Trump and a letter from the 2020 campaign wishing him a "swift recovery" and slamming the alleged July 31 assault as "unwarranted, disturbing and gruesome."

"They wanted to tell me how sorry they were for what happened to me," Turan said. "They thanked me for supporting President Trump and if there was anything they could to help me out, they would. And he also wanted to invite me out to the next big event ... His exact words were, 'when the big guy is back in town...'"​

Police have not arrested anyone in connection with the assault.

Turan said he should be free to walk around the city and not worry about getting beaten up for wearing a Trump campaign hat.