A conservative radio host whom President Donald Trump has credited with being instrumental to his upset victory claims he was assaulted outside a California restaurant Tuesday night, The Daily Mail reports.
Michael Savage, the 74-year-old host of the nationally syndicated talk radio show Savage Nation, was dining solo at Servino Ristorante in Tiburon, with his toy poodle, Teddy, keeping him company, when another patron allegedly began taunting him by saying, ‘weener, weener.’
‘Godfather of Trumpmania’: Radio talk show host Michael Savage, who is known as a staunch support of Donald Trump (pictured together, left), claims he was assaulted at a California restaurant Tuesday night.
Dinnertime fracas: Savage and his poodle were at Servino Ristorante when he said another patron began taunting him by saying, ‘weener, weener,’ referring to his legal name
As Savage was heading out the door, the verbal abuse allegedly turned physical when the jeerer knocked the septuagenarian to the ground, according to the talk show host’s attorney, Daniel Horowitz.
When another diner tried to step in between the brawlers, he was punched in the face, Horowitz told the Mercury News.
Savage’s beloved 12-year-old pooch also got shoved after getting caught in the middle of the scuffle.
The disturbance at the Italian restaurant at a shopping center on Main Street has been confirmed by the Tiburon Police Department.
When police officers arrived at the scene at around 8.25pm Tuesday, they found that Savage and his attacker had each placed the other under citizen’s arrest.