In the face of Donald Trump’s administration liberals across America are going crazy, explains Robert Stacy McCain. Democrats, says McCain, are against American greatness, and if you wear a MAGA hat near one of them, you might end up in a conflict. McCain gives just two of the many examples of MAGA hat outrage that have made victims of Trump supporters. He writes at The American Spectator (abridged):
Terry Pierce was shocked this month when he found a man pointing a pistol in his face. “All this over a political statement over a hat,” Pierce told WBKO-TV, after a court hearing about the Feb. 16 incident at a Sam’s Club store in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Police say James Phillips was enraged because Pierce and his wife were wearing red “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hats and, after a verbal exchange, Phillips pulled a .40-caliber Glock on Pierce. This was no idle threat. Phillips has a criminal record, including a 2013 charge of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and there was a round in the chamber of his Glock, police say. The man in the MAGA hat was dismayed.
“Everybody has a right to believe how they believe,” Pierce said Friday of the frightening encounter, “but you don’t have a right to tell somebody they can’t believe a certain way.”
Perhaps the most astonishing thing about that incident is that it happened in Warren County, Kentucky, which President Trump carried by a 30-point margin in 2016. It’s such a Republican stronghold that the local GOP congressman, Rep. Brett Guthrie, had no Democrat challenger in 2016 and won re-election in 2018 with 67% of the vote against Democrat Hank Linderman. If anti-Trump rage can make it dangerous to wear a MAGA cap in deep-red Bowling Green, how much more dangerous must it be to show support for the president in deep-blue Democrat-dominated urban coastal enclaves?
Democrats are against American greatness, which is why wearing a MAGA hat can be dangerous if you’re near Democrats.
Just ask Bryton Turner, who was eating in a Mexican restaurant Feb. 15 in Falmouth, Massachusetts, when he was assaulted by a woman enraged by his red MAGA hat. Rosiane Santos, 41, faces charges of disorderly conduct and assault and battery in the incident. An immigrant from Brazil, Ms. Santos admitted to WFXT-TV that she “had a little bit to drink” before she attacked Turner, but insisted the assault was justified because she had suffered discrimination in the past. “He’s not a victim. I am the victim. I have been bullied, OK?” This is a fair summary of what is emerging as the Democrat campaign theme for 2020, and it’s unlikely to be a winning message. Trump has driven liberals crazy, and most Americans don’t want to put these crazy liberals in charge of the country.
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