Enough is enough. It’s time to put these Trump supporters in their place. Prison.
Across the nation, Trump’s deplorable supporters are committing hate crimes against women and minorities at a record rate, all because they think their behavior is justified by Donald Trump winning the election.
They think their actions will go unpunished. They believe Trump is their ‘get out of jail free card.’
Brittany Daughenbaugh was just out for a walk looking for Pokemon when two Trump supporters dressed in Trump campaign clothing approached her and assaulted her.
“While these men were making the decision to violate my being, they were laughing and shouting, and the one phrase I vividly remember is a whispered “Don’t you worry honey, President Trump says this is okay,” Daughenbaugh wrote in a description of the attack.
The men punched her and knocked her to the ground, causing her to blackout after her head hit the pavement.
Daughenbaugh was too sickened by what happened to her to go into all the gruesome details of the attack. But she went on to slam Trump voters for empowering the men who attacked her.
You cannot support only one part of him without supporting the whole package. When you casted your vote for Trump, you gave the power to that side of him as well. Assault and discrimination have skyrocketed and it has only been 3 days since the election. Thousands of minorities, just like me, have been beaten, threatened, broken, and driven to the point of tears, because when you give one bigot power, when you elect them regardless of the horrible things they have done in their past, you give all of the bigots power, you elect that all of those awful things are civil and normal and allowed. This is why we are afraid. This is why we exercise our right to protest. Trump says he wants to be a president for all Americans, but he has yet to step up and stop this violent outbreak from his followers.
Her attackers were men in their late teens or early 20s and were wearing a Trump/Pence sweatshirt and a Trump hat.
Of course, the media is busy debating whether or not this increase in violence and threats by Trump supporters is linked to Trump’s victory. But there should be zero debate. The fact is that these hate crimes have skyrocketed in just the last week versus the entire last six months combined, all of it because Trump’s racist and sexist supporters are emboldened by his election to the highest office in the land. They think that gives them license to do whatever they want to whomever they want. There need to be consequences for these attacks. Harsh penalties need to be levied to set an example. These hooligans won’t stop otherwise.
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