Ever since Donald Trump announced his candidacy, his supporters have been a constant target of violence.
From Steve Scalise, to the latest attack on a transgender conservative woman wearing a MAGA hat, it’s becoming abundantly clear that it’s dangerous to be a Trump supporter.
From The Daily Caller
News broke Monday that anti-white hate crimes grew faster than any other racial hate crime category in America in 2016. According to statistics released Monday, there was a 19.34 percent increase in anti-white hate crime attacks from 2015 to 2016.
Indeed, many anti-Trump attacks have had a racial component to them.
In January 2017, a shocking video emerged from Chicago, when a young mentally disabled white male was kidnapped by a group of black assailants. The victim was tied up, tortured, sliced with a knife, and forced to drink toilet water while they yelled, “Fuck Donald Trump!” and “Fuck white people!”
Chicago man David Wilcox was also brutally beaten in November 2016 while onlookers screamed, “Don’t vote Trump!” and “Damn, he voted Trump!”
According to a later interview with the victim, the crime had a racial component. According to Wilcox, the attackers, all black, attacked the man after saying “Yeah that’s one of those white boy Trump supporters.”
Wilcox did in fact vote for Trump, but he said the attackers would have no way of knowing that. He was simply attacking him for being perceived as a Trump voter due to his race.
CNN commentator Symone Sanders responded to this beating by sarcastically sneering, “Oh, my goodness, poor white people!”
Meanwhile, attacks against all conservatives and Republican politicians have seen a worrying rise.
Recently, Republican Sen. Rand Paul was attacked at his home by a neighbor. A motive for the attack is not currently known, but prosecutors are now looking at bringing federal charges against the attacker, a sign the attack could have been political.
According to other neighbors, the attacker was known for being an avowed socialist and engaging others in political arguments.
A gruesome example of anti-Republican violence occurred in June, when a baseball practice of GOP congressmen was shot up by James Hodgkinson, an anti-Trump Bernie Sanders fan.
Hodgkinson, who called Trump a “traitor” and Republicans the “Taliban of the USA,” critically wounded Republican Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana. He also shot several others at the baseball field, injuring five.
After local Republicans were threatened, in April in Portland, Ore., a parade was canceled.
And in June in Indiana, a black male suspect shot at a man driving a truck with a “Make America Great Again” flag on a highway.
Incidents of violence from “antifascist” Antifa have broken into the mainstream political discussion, with President Trump even calling them out by name in August.
On Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C., Antifa and took to the streets and rioted in a “Black Bloc,” breaking windows, violently attacking Trump supporters, and setting a limousine on fire. The riot lead to over 200 arrests.
On the same day, an anti-Trump protester tried lighting a Trump supporting girl’s hair on fire. A Trump fan was also punched in the head and violently attacked on Inauguration Day for putting out a fire.