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Woman reportedly told shopper 'wish they didn't let you in the country'

Posted at 8:04 AM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 08:04:57-04

Video of a heated exchange between two shoppers is going viral. One woman telling her anti-Muslim opinion to another shopper, who is Muslim. It reportedly happened in the middle of a Trader Joe's in Reston, VA.

Comedian Jeremy McLellan posted the video on his Facebook page. He says his friend is the one who recorded the conversation.

It started when his friend let a woman cut in front of her in line. That woman then reportedly started talking about another Muslim shopper in the store. That's when McLellan's friend says she shouldn't have let the woman cut in front of her in line, and the woman said "I wish they didn't let you in the country." McLellan's friend then said she was born in the United States.

"Oh, you were?" the woman said. After a pause she then said "Obama's not in office anymore. You don't have a Muslim in there anymore. He's gone. He's gone. He may be in jail too, in the future."

McLellan's friend then said the woman looked a little crazy and maybe she should get some help. The woman said she was fine. "No, you're not," McLellan's friend said. "Because you don't just strike up a conversation with people in line talking about stuff like that if you were normal."

The woman then said she was normal, and asked "What set you off? Obama?" McLellan says he wants the video to spread.