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“You guys must have nothing else going on right now,” Daniel Kestner, 51, said Thursday. “This is the dumbest thing ever and I promise that if you were me, you’d think the same thing.”


Kestner was arrested by the Orlando Police Department on a misdemeanor battery charge after trying to slap the phone out of Orlando Sentinel reporter Michael Williams’s hand and “willingly striking” him, the Post reports.

Williams posted a video of their exchange on Twitter. In the video, Kestner and another man stood outside the Amway Center, where Trump was set to host the rally. 

“F--- that, I’m liberal now,” the man told Kestner. “We did nothing.”

Kestner then turns to Williams and said, “Are you taping? I don’t want it. Stop.”

He then approaches Williams and tried to smack the phone out of his hand. Security guards told Kestner to leave the property as he continued to say he wants the recording to stop.

The video shows Kestner later being put in handcuffs by police. 

Kestner told the Post that “I never heard him say he was a reporter,” despite the Sentinel denying his claim.

He added: “If I struck him, he would’ve been bleeding, trust me. It’s not that big of a deal.”