Pro-Trump radio host Michael Savage claims he was assaulted while having dinner with his toy poodle Teddy
- Savage, 74, says he was having dinner in Tiburon, California, with his 12-year-old pooch when a man began taunting him by saying, ‘weener, weener’
- Heckler was apparently referring to Savage’s legal name, Michael Alan Weiner
- Man then allegedly knocked Savage to the ground and punched another diner who tried to intervene
- Both men had placed each other under citizen’s arrest, but police let them go
- Last month, Savage had an hour-long meeting over dessert with Trump, which concluded with president declaring, ‘I wouldn’t be president without this man’
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.’
The heckler was apparently referring to Savage’s legal name, Michael Alan Weiner.
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.
The 74-year-old radio personality was allegedly knocked to the ground and his 12-year-old dog was shoved in the melee. Another diner who tried to intervene was punched
Both men accused one another of starting the scrap. After listening to Savage and the other man, officers let both go.
A report of the incident will be sent to the District Attorney’s Office, which will determine whether or not to file charges in the case.
Horowitz, Savage’s high-powered lawyer, said the popular right-wing radio presenter called him from the restaurant, sounding furious.
‘He said, “This guy can’t get away with that,”‘ the lawyer told the paper.
Savage, whose program draws up to 10million listeners per week, claimed that his unnamed assailant knew who he was and had some type of ‘beef’ with him.
Savage is known as a staunch ally of President Trump, earning him the nickname ‘Godfather of Trumpmania.’
Love-fest: Last month, Savage had an hour-long meeting over dessert with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate, which concluded with the president declaring, ‘I wouldn’t be president without this man.’ The photo above was taken on that occasion.
During the bruising presidential campaign, the real estate mogul was a frequent guest on Savage’s show, which the host used as a bully pulpit to clobber Hillary Clinton and whip up support for the Republican candidate.
Last month, Savage made headlines when he had an hour-long meeting over dessert with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, which concluded with the president putting an arm around his guest and declaring to the room, ‘I wouldn’t be president without this man.’
On the day of the alleged attack in California, Savage’s 31st book titled, ‘Trump’s War: His Battle for America,’ went on sale.