Unwilling to accept the results of the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton supporters have amassed a number of violent attacks against those backing her former opponent, now President-elect Donald Trump.
Not living up to the slogans often seen on the leading Democrat’s campaign trail – “Stronger together” and “Love trumps hate” – angry Clinton advocates have waged a surge of violence against those who openly support Trump and his Republican platform.
The worst 10
Almost all of the 10 most atrocious attacks waged against Trump supporters were captured on live video and/or confirmed by police reports, with the attackers in each instance clearly stating that the perpetrated violence was politically motivated on their end.
One incident took place in the already dangerous setting of the subways in New York – a state that overwhelmingly went to Clinton – where the 24-year-old Corey Cataldo paid the price for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat on a Bronx subway, where he was shoved and then choked for his political allegiance.
“He asked me if I’m a Trump supporter [and] I said ‘yeah’ and thought he’d say ‘me too.’ People have been doing that,” Cataldo said, recounting his encounter with his first assailant, according to Breitbart. “But no, this man was not a Trump supporter. The next thing I know, I have hands around my neck, and I’m being choked.”
Cataldo shared that he thought another man was going to help him, but he then found out that he was being tag-teamed by another assailant. In the end, nobody came to Cataldo’s aid.
Clinton in California or bust
The racially divisive Black Lives Matter movement also jumped into the nationwide fray against Trump supporters, as witnessed on the West Coast.
“’Black Lives Matter mob attacks California man for Trump hat’ [reads a headline] … Another beating inspired by MAGA haberdashery allegedly occurred when a mob of Black Lives Matter protesters attacked 21-year-old Feras Jabro of El Cajon, California,” Breitbart reports. “Jabro was hit from behind, then chased down and beaten – all of it captured on video. They also accused him of being a ‘white supremacist’ based on his hat – which Jabro found an unlikely accusation, since as he explained on Reddit, [that] he is the son of two legal immigrants.”
Anti-Trump wrath in the Windy City
Another reported story speaks of a Chicago man who was beaten and dragged behind car for supporting Trump.
“[Trump-supporting] 49-year-old David Wilcox was beaten by a mob and dragged down the street with his hand stuck in a window, by a crowd screaming ‘You voted Trump!’ and ‘You gonna pay for that [expletive]!” They also serenaded him with an obscene rap song about Trump filled with death threats.”
Affirming his support of Trump, Wilcox gave his reasoning.
“He’s gonna bring back the economy [and] be the one to protect [America],” the victim told the Chicago Tribune – a fact he said his attackers did not know when they got hostile after a minor fender-bender.
Wilcox also said the assault was racially motivated, noting a comment made by one of the Clinton-supporting thugs.
“That’s one of those white boy Trump supporters,” an attacker yelled out during the altercation.
The Caucasian Trump backer insisted that he refrained from fighting back out of fear of being incarcerated again, sharing that he was jailed in the eighties for being in a fight involving weapons.
“I’m not a violent person,” Wilcox insisted to an ABC News affiliate in the Windy City. “I’d rather get stabbed and die than go back to prison. [But I vow to] be at every court date [and] do everything I can to where they get locked up.”
The Public Interest Legal Foundation’s J. Christian Adams, who is asking the United States Department of Justice to investigate Wilcox’s attack as being in violation of the Voting Rights Act, argues that the assailants denied their victim’s right to partake in a constitutionally protected democratic process.
“The right to participate in an election without fear of being beaten by a mob is one of the most fundamental civil rights,” Adams maintained. “Americans should not have to fear political violence because they voted for Donald Trump, and this Justice Department needs to start enforcing the law – no matter who the victim is.”
Student mob in Maryland
Anti-Trump violence also reached inside the supposed safety school gates.
“High-school students gang[ed] up on [a] Trump-supporting 15-year-old,” Breitbart’s John Hayward reports. “A group of high-schoolers staging a protest march in Maryland fell upon a fellow student who crossed their path while wearing a Trump hat. The victim didn’t have time to properly savor the irony of the ‘Love Trumps Hate’ signs carried by the demonstrators.”
Three adult witnesses attested that multiple students punched and kicked the victim following a “verbal altercation.” It was reported that a mother intervened to stop the assault.
“They beat him up pretty bad,” one eyewitness said, according to WUSA News.
It is reported that a suspect in the attack could be convicted of second-degree assault charges, and the principal of the Maryland high school, Damon Monteleone, insisted that there is no justification for the attack.
“Unfortunately, the otherwise peaceful protest was marred by a physical altercation between two students who had opposing political viewpoints,” Monteleone explained, according to USA Today. “This is unacceptable.”
Fray at high school by the bay
Physical confrontations at school over the election took place between girls as well, as one female high school student was punched and kicked by classmates because of her pro-Trump social media post.
“Political violence isn’t just for boys, as San Francisco-area sophomore Jade Armenio discovered,” Hayward explained. “After she posted a message she intended to be supportive of Trump, another girl who interpreted her post as disparaging to Mexicans allegedly accosted her on campus, accused her of racism, and attacked her – while other students recorded the incident on their cell phones. According to Armenio, her assailant pulled out her earrings and hair – in addition to punching her. Fortunately, another student came to Jade’s defense and shielded her from some of the blows.”
Armenio remembered what her assailant barked at her.
“You support Trump,” the 15-year-old victim recalled the militant student saying. “You hate Mexicans.”
The victim’s father is contemplating whether or not to unenroll his daughter from the school to protect her.
“She’s pretty shaken up, and rightfully so,” the concerned parent told the Mercury News. “It makes me sick to my stomach that people would do this to other people. It’s sickening, and no one has the right to touch another person.”
Police are investigating the incident and the high school’s principal announced that the attacking student was suspended.
Man attacks female Trump supporter in Florida
Gender was no issue for a male Clinton supporter in Florida, where the Left-leaning man threw punches at a female Trump advocate.
“Donna Ctatlici of Jupiter, Florida, was allegedly attacked by a male Clinton supporter while handing out Trump brochures on Election Day,” Hayward reported. “She drove him off by threatening him with pepper spray, but he came back, according to Ctatlici, threw her to the ground, and began punching her. She did indeed use the pepper spray to defend herself. The police did not make any arrests on the scene, but Ctatlici said she intends to press charges.”
Clinton fan in New England mixes drugs with violence
A peaceful Trump supporter in Connecticut also fell victim to pro-Clinton violence.
“A 45-year-old man displaying a pro-Trump sign and American flag on a traffic island in Connecticut was allegedly assaulted by two men who hopped out of a car, gave him [an offensive gesture], and then began giving him a blizzard of punches and kicks,” Breitbart informed. “This detour into political thuggery turned out to be an ill-considered distraction from their more urgent business of transporting 54 bags of heroin and avoiding multiple arrest warrants. They now have third-degree assault charges added to their dockets.”
Hollywood loves Hillary, hates Trump
In the movie capital of the world, a transient female Trump supporter found out how dangerous it is to defend Trump’s Hollywood Star emblazoned on the sidewalk.
“A homeless woman decided to stand vigil over Donald Trump’s recently-vandalized star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, holding signs that read ‘Obama Threw Our Black [people] Under the Bus’ and ‘20 Million Illegals and Americans Sleep on the Streets in Tents. Vote Trump,’” Hayward reported. “She was attacked by a gang of Left-wing thugs for her trouble.”
After striking her to the ground, one attacker allegedly lectured the homeless Trump supporter while the violent pro-Clinton group destroyed the few possessions she had.
“You spewed hate and you got hate,” the assailant raged.
After the story broke and revealed the woman’s name as Denise Scott, a GoFundMe page was reportedly created to raise money for the victim.
“[Scott is] safe and healthy and very excited about all the tremendous support,” BizPacReview announced, noting that she is now working with a local homeless outreach program.
The explanation given by the vandal who tried to destroy Trump’s star with a pick-ax claimed that he was motivated by his belief that the Republican would “continue to make women suffer,” DailyNews.com reported.
Beantown is “Meantown” to Trump supporters
Cameron Massie, a 21-year-old Trump fan, was described as a “racist” who “took a wrong turn” by attackers just outside a bar in Boston, Massachusetts, the victim explained.
After walking out of the bar, Massie said his assailants railed at him, “You know you’re in Massachusetts,” and then began punching him in the head.
Pointing out his “broken nose and fractured eye socket” in a caption underneath his posted Instagram photo, Massie also indicated that the attackers tore the sleeve off of his jacket.
Attacking a senior citizen at Trump Tower
An ironic attack was reported in the Big Apple when Shacara McLaurin – a 23-year-old singer and “anti-bullying activist” – assaulted 74-year-old Trump supporter James Durkan at an anti-Trump rally near New York City’s Trump Tower.
“She was yelling ‘Black lives matter’ and he started yelling ‘All lives matter,’ and it went from there,” a NYPD source told the New York Daily News.
According to McLaurin’s attorney, the elderly man walked behind her for four blocks yelling racial epithets at her. The lawyer claims Durkan is “nothing more than a Trump bully.”
But this story runs contrary to the evidence.
“Durkan was allegedly shoved to the ground, and sent to the hospital with a gash in the back of his head,” Breitbart informed. “McLaurin was taken into custody and charged with misdemeanor assault and harassment. Prosecutors said she admitted to shoving him, but says he faked falling down and injuring his head.”
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