Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, whose city has been plagued by Antifa rioters, was punched in the face as he dined at a local café, according to reports.
A group started heckling Wheeler as he sat in Café Nell’s outdoor dining area with a dinner companion on Wednesday, The Oregonian reported, citing mayoral spokesman Jim Middaugh.
The mayor tried to ignore the hecklers, but they eventually “pushed their way past restaurant employees” and confronted him, Middaugh said.
When Wheeler asked the people to leave, “one member of the group started swatting at the mayor and made physical contact with him,” the spokesman added.
The mayor could be heard on video claiming to have been assaulted.
A different clip captured him asking the person behind the camera how old they are — and tells them to grow up.
“You are going to be made to feel like the scum you are,” the person later yelled at the mayor before café staff