Attacker asks priest “How’s Trump?” before punching him


Abbot Tryphon told KIRO 7 about how he was suddenly attacked Tuesday morning while gassing up at the Mobil Station…

“I have never been hit as hard,” the Russian Orthodox priest said Wednesday. The at-large suspect “zeroed in on my cross, because when he started coming my direction, he had this look of anger.”

The leader of the Vashon monks said the man who struck him first asked, “How’s Trump?” When  Abbot Tryphon answered, “I have no idea, that’s when he hit me.”

“You can see  him swing and the priest went down to the ground,” Abbott said.  “He was wearing all of his priest gear, including a cross.”

One day later, Abbot Tryphon still has ringing in his ears and some hearing loss. He believes that for some reason, the cross on his chest angered the man. “When the man saw the cross, he went insane.

He got this insane look and that’s when he punched me.” When asked by KIRO 7 whether religion might have been a motive, Abbot Tryphon said, “I think it was the whole attire.

I think he saw me as a conservative Christian, which I am, and I think he, for whatever reason, whether it’s political or psychological in nature, the man reacted.”

Abbot Tryphon added, “I’m not a political person.  People don’t know my political persuasion or how I vote.”

If identified, the suspect could be charged with felony assault.


18 Comments on Attacker asks priest “How’s Trump?” before punching him

  1. “I want to go to the jail and I want to sit in the cell with him, alone, and I want to tell him that I forgive him, that I love him and that God loves him. That’s what I want to do.”


  2. It is what is known as libs being triggered. They are insane and triggered by anything that does not fit with their insane newborn baby murdering, New Green Deal, open borders insanity. And as was demonstrated they physically attacked. Many on the right wear their MAGA hat and a gun hoping one of these insane libs tries this BS on them. They know the law, am licensed, locked and loaded, and cannot wait to legally take them out. A man of religion would not be armed, but legally killing these libs is part of what is needed to stop the insane lib BS.

  3. Its the hatred of the Cross. The left encourages this. Its like throwing gas on the fire, so to speak.

  4. If one of them ever does this to me they’d better make sure I’m out cold or they will have a very bad day.

  5. “If identified, the suspect could be charged with felony assault.”

    No, not “could”, it’s “SHOULD”!

  6. I have a very good friend Father Dmitri who is a Russian Orthodox priest in California. He was one of my room mates when I was in college 40 + years ago. I lived with 7 other guys (including one of my brothers) in what we called the Guy’s house. We all attended the same church, met our wives there and have been lifelong friends. He is also one of the smartest guys I ever knew as well and I swear he was born with a huge beard because when I first met him in 1975 and he was still a teenager he had the largest beard of anyone I ever knew, he still has it, it’s a lot whiter now and he looks like a giant, balding dwarf from The Lord of the Rings. The poor Jehovah’s Witness who came to our door once probably wishes he had never discussed theology with him and another one of my room mates who destroyed his theology, the poor guy’s head was spinning sideways after he left. He’s a good man with a good wife and they have been married for 40 years or so. I can’t imagine anyone, any creep who would want to harm him for any reason.

  7. Demons and fear motivates a person to act like that.
    I agree with the priest, pray for that man.

  8. On the fence about this one,,,
    Remembering when Stuttering John asked Ellen DeGeneres if size matters?

  9. nyslime, wacompost, cnn, msnbc are all directly responsible for this and should be held accountable.
    They all have blood on their hands and another mans semen on their lips.

  10. The Left only hates Christianity. For some insane reason they love Islam because they never attack Islam, only Christianity. Our country has a problem and it lies at the steps of our local schools and universities. Until we straighten that out we ain’t changing.


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