New York lawyer's viral racist rant

A lawyer in New York City is now infamous after video surfaced of his lashing out at restaurant workers for speaking Spanish. ABC News' Kendis Gibson reports.
1:35 | 05/17/18

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And that's racist rant caught on camera and then inside a busy near to the restaurant when he lashed out after hearing the workers speak Spanish. And then he took things up for the manager. This man's racially charged tirade this morning resulting in a lot of backlash that happened during a busy lunchtime at a restaurant. As he threatened to have the workers they are deported from what he called. His country. The woman who shot the video says she was horrified he gave an interview to our New York station but did not want to be identified. Thank him and I thank you you're you're ready Aigner they unique act the current connected in any country. I was born in re hearing your. Once the video was posted online Internet salutes ask for help to identify the man just hours later someone recognized him from protests last year. Yelling at others who were supporting the Palestinian activists. Ironically the men's professional website claims he speaks Spanish fluently. And that he's a member of the new York state bar association but the bar association disputed that claim saying it found no records of him being a member. And New York's mayor responded saying the city's diversity is a strand he said more than 200 languages are spoken by New Yorkers. And they're all welcome and mariachi band is gonna welcome him by the way today at his law firm L I really must.

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