If you’re a Trump supporter, you likely have your own tales of former friends and family members “freaking out” because of your support for the president.
You’ve probably been banished from social media pages and even outcasted at family functions.
However even after becoming accustomed to this abuse, no one would expect to be attacked on the road for a bumper sticker. Yet that’s exactly what happened to one driver in Massachusetts.
The incident occurred on June 30th when 25-year old Chloe Wright, from Taunton, Massachusetts decided to use her vehicle as a battering ram. The unidentified Trump supporter was stopped for a red light at the intersection of Route 28 when the driver of the car behind him began honking the horn, according to a police report.
The man continued driving onto Bassett Lane and noticed he was being followed by the deranged driver — still honking their horn. Thinking something might be wrong with his vehicle, he decided to stop at the next red light intersection and check the back of his auto.
As he stepped out of his vehicle onto the road, Wright suddenly began screaming at him, yelling “you voted for Trump?’” the man wrote in a statement. “I said yes. She called me a racist and several other names.”
Realizing he may be in some sort of unintended confrontation the man began recording the incident on his cell-phone.
However what transpired next should be a warning to anyone promoting the president with a cap, tee-shirt or bumper-sticker…BE ALERT!
According to the police report, Wright began driving around the car, prompting the Trump supporter to retreat back into his auto. Then Wright suddenly drove directly at him, smashing the open door and missing him by inches.
“She bent my door and I had to lean back to avoid getting hit,” the man wrote. “She also hit the side of my car.”
On Monday Wright pleaded not guilty in Barnstable District Court to a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. She was released on $1,250 bail and was ordered to stay away from the victim.
Luckily the “hit-and-run” was captured on the Trump supporter’s cell phone. The video also caught Wright’s license plate number, which helped the police in tracing her down.
This incident isn’t an isolated case, we’ve witnessed time and again Trump supporters being harassed and intimidated. Just recently a Trump supporter in a New York City pub was thrown out for wearing a MAGA cap, and who can forget the young 16-year old kid wearing a red MAGA cap who was suddenly attacked by a thirty-something-year-old bully at a burger joint.
We’ve reached a dangerous place within American politics.