TENNESSEE – A video is making the rounds on social media depicting a man claiming to be a veteran of the Iraq War standing up in the middle of a crowded restaurant on August 26 – the same day 13 American service members were killed in Kabul Airport in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber during the botched U.S. troop pullout – asking his fellow diners “who voted for Biden?”
In the video, a man stands up while eating at a Red Lobster – neither his name nor the location of the restaurant is known (Instagram poster appears to be from Tennessee) – and begins asking his fellow patrons “Who voted for Biden? Who voted for him?” A number of the patrons begin to respond with laughter, and a few actually respond by saying “He doesn’t need anyone to vote for him…it’s all the dead people!”
“No, he doesn’t—He doesn’t need anyone to vote for him,” the vet replies, who had obviously just heard the news of the bombing in Kabul before the full U.S. death count of 13 had been revealed. “We, as American people, should stand up right now! F**k this! It’s unbelievable! We lost 11 Americans today!”
The man then seems to become emotional – seeming to choke back tears – and claimed that he was a veteran of the Iraq War.
“I’m a veteran. I went over in 2008, and I fought against Islamic terrorism,” he said. “Words can’t describe my feelings.”
At this point, several of the diners – including the ones that had been laughing at him – become quiet and offer their thanks to the man for his service to his country, which he expressed appreciation for.
The man then attempted to start a “Bring Trump back!” chant in the restaurant, which was unsuccessful; he then sat down and resumed his meal.