The Donald Trump voter seen berating a Starbucks worker in a new viral video is a Miami home builder who has repeatedly been accused of violence against women and was arrested in 2014 for allegedly threatening to kill his wife, records show.
David Sanguesa, 53, is seen on the video calling a female employee “trash” and declaring, "Because I voted for Trump. Trump. You lost, now give me my money back...You’re garbage. You’re complete trash.”
Sanguesa claims that workers at the Coral Gables Starbucks refused to give him the coffee he paid for because they had somehow divined he was a Trump supporter. Sanguesa, whose truck has a Trump sign attached to its tailgate, contends that he was the victim of “racism” and “discrimination” at the hands of the Starbucks workers.
The patron who filmed Sanguesa’s antics (which can be viewed below) contends that he became upset because his order was taking too long.
According to court records, three women have filed court petitions accusing Sanguesa of domestic violence or repeat violence, actions that resulted in the issuance of injunctions against Sanguesa and his enrollment in a court-ordered treatment program.
In February 2014, Sanguesa was arrested following a confrontation with his wife in their South Miami home. Sanguesa’s spouse told cops that, during an argument, he threatened to kill her. The woman charged that when she tried to dial 911, Sanguesa grabbed the phone from her, “causing a scratch” on her forearm. Sanguesa’s wife said she was carrying the couple’s 14-month-old son when Sanguesa took the phone from her.
Sanguesa (seen in the above mug shot) fled the residence before police arrived, but was arrested three days later. He was charged with misdemeanor battery and tampering with a witness, a felony. Sanguesa was later released from custody on $5000 bond and a judge ordered him to stay away from his wife. Prosecutors ultimately declined to pursue the charges against Sanguesa, whose rap sheet includes a pair of drunk driving busts.
Sanguesa, who graduated from Texas A&M with a psychology degree, relocated his construction/remodeling business from Houston to Miami in 2004. A 1996 Houston Business Journal story reported that Sanguesa was in charge of the construction of former President George H.W. Bush’s home in the city’s Tanglewood section.
When not haranguing low-wage workers, Sanguesa is a triathlete who loves to “swim, travel, exercise, diving, boating and fishing,” according to his LinkedIn page. Sanguesa also reports that he volunteers at a Catholic church in Miami. On Sundays, Sanguesa says, he reads epistles to congregants at a morning mass.