Real tweets sent by Trump-supporters since the election, and by no means the worst:
- “Dear liberal retards do ya need a diaper to go w/your safety pin or should I just send you a Pampers?” [The picture included might actually be a reference to Brexit, but whatever]
- “TRUMP WILL RULE WITH AN IRON FIST! KICK ALL THE MEXICANS AND JEWS OVER THE BORDER!”
- “I was wearing a Trump hat today and I tore off a Muslim cunt’s hijab and spit in her face and screamed go back to Mexico you Jewish n*****” [I’ve censored the last word. You know what it was. It appears that this tweet is no longer available on Twitter and the user’s account has been suspended.]
Real things that Trump-supporters have been doing since the election:
- Harassing opponents of Trump, such as Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani who was verbally harassed in a bar
- Protesting the unveiling of an African-American monument in Texas
- Organizing KKK rallies and Neo-Nazi celebrations of his victory
This is leaving aside the spike of racist imagery that has popped up in association with pro-Trump statements.
Trump supporters insist that “This election wasn’t about race or gender. It was about policy.”
Real tweets showing how anti-Trumpsters are responding:
- “a lady ripped my protest sign out of my hands, screamed ‘get a fuckin job’ & then spit in my face. This is why I will not back down.”
- “Yeah, tell me again it’s not about race or it ‘can’t happen here’”
- “How many swastikas have to be spray painted before you believe that we’re dealing with actual Nazis?”
Trump-supporters calling anti-Trumpsters “crybabies”:
- Misunderstand anti-Trumpster priorities: For anti-Trumpsters, threats to religious freedom and racial equality really do matter more than the economy.
- Minimize the racial and religious prejudice that fellow Trumpsters have unleashed
If Trump-supporters really voted based on policy, not race, they should be as disgusted by the behavior of their fellow Trump-supporters as the anti-Trumpsters are. They should worry about the:
- Resurgence of the KKK and Neo-Nazis
- Appointment of government officials who may espouse racism
According to the Republican Platform for 2016: “We denounce bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, ethnic prejudice, and religious intolerance. Therefore, we oppose discrimination based on race, sex, religion, creed, disability, or national origin and support statutes to end such discrimination.”
Prove that we’re not racist. Call your elected officials to protest the appointment of racist officials and to protest the passage of legislation that threatens religious freedom or racial equality. Foster solidarity in your community (for suggestions see the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Community Response Guide).