’16 tirade on a faux ‘for­eigner’

New York Daily News - - RACIST RANT FALLOUT - BY MOLLY CRANE-NEW­MAN and LARRY Mc­SHANE

WHEN A vi­ral video ex­posed the racist rants of a Man­hat­tan lawyer, Wil­lie Mor­ris soon re­al­ized he’d heard it all be­fore.

Mor­ris, 34, iden­ti­fied the hate-filled at­tor­ney as the same man who in­ex­pli­ca­bly barged into him on a Fifth Ave. side­walk be­fore launch­ing a sim­i­lar tirade in Oc­to­ber 2016.

“It hit me — I know this face,” the Man­hat­tan en­tre­pre­neur told the Daily News one day af­ter Aaron Schloss­berg’s mug was splashed across the in­ter­net.

“I closed my eyes just to hear the voice and I was like, ‘That’s the ex­act same per­son.’ ”

Mor­ris (photo) said he’d for­got­ten about the bizarre en­counter until Schloss­berg’s face ap­peared Wed­nes­day in his Twit­ter feed.

Mor­ris dug out the 19-month-old video and quickly con­firmed it was the same guy mak­ing the same type of hate-filled re­marks about im­mi­grants.

“What coun­try you from?” Schloss­berg de­mands af­ter slam­ming into Mor­ris, who was walk­ing with his girl­friend. “I’m gonna call the po­lice. You don’t run into peo­ple.

“I’m a cit­i­zen here, you’re not,” he con­tin­ued. “You’re an ugly f---ing for­eigner, so f--you. You’re not al­lowed to walk on the wrong side of the street, bump into a lawyer.”

In a funky foot­note to the strange en­counter, Schloss­berg proved amaz­ingly col­or­blind for a xeno­pho­bic racist.

“I was born in Mas­sachusetts, I grew up in West Vir­ginia, I went to school in Alabama,” said Mor­ris. “I’m, like, pretty white. I don’t know. Maybe it was the fact that I had a man bun at the time.”

Mor­ris said the whole thing made no sense, with the two men mak­ing eye con­tact be­fore Schloss­berg “au­to­mat­i­cally starts go­ing nuts . . . I was just so in shock of what was go­ing on.”

Mor­ris, de­spite the strange en­counter, still of­fered the an­gry at­tor­ney a bit of ad­vice: “Get help.”

Aaron Schloss­berg used jumbo umbrella (right and far right) to try to keep me­dia at bay af­ter his racist rant cap­tured on video (be­low) went vi­ral. Be­low right, Schloss­berg is seen in his 1994 year­book photo from the Haver­ford School in Haver­ford, Pa.

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