Although the planned theme of the recent “March For Our Lives” protests was gun control, the demonstrations quickly morphed into anti-Trump protests.
The event, which was sponsored by left-wing backers such as George Soros, was criticized for the usual cadre of radical left-wing posters and fliers, full of misinformation and violent rhetoric.
One poster, which immediately drew attention for its highly disturbing message, featured an outline of a child with a “crosshairs” on it, and said “Send Barron [Trump] to Parkland,” a reference to the recent school shooting which prompted the protests.
These people are sick. pic.twitter.com/tfiDda7fo8
— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) March 25, 2018
Needless to say, this poster did not go over well with Trump supporters, who took to social media to share their disgust.
When you have to use threats of violence, and intimidation to push your political ideas. You have become the wrong side of History.
— Jack Black (@Jack_Black103) March 25, 2018
I would call them animals, but that would be an insult to my furry friends.
— Chris Snider (@ChrisSnider83) March 26, 2018
And those are the same people calling for more gun laws
— B_Smith (@WaterMan850) March 26, 2018
Never said anything about any former POTUS kids, so I really can’t understand targeting someones child while claiming to be anti violence #StopTheHate
— Ayana Aquila (@bombshell1331) March 26, 2018
No one ever said “Leftist” and “classy” in the same sentence. Predictable.
— DDWiese🇺🇸 (@ddwiese) March 26, 2018
Sick and stupid. Sick for suggesting Barron or any child be deliberately be put in harms way. Stupid because it denigrates the lives lost.
— Mark Lingerfelt (@MarkLingerfelt7) March 26, 2018
Many social media users pointed out that such hateful rhetoric would have never been tolerated, had it been said about former President Barack Obama’s daughters.
I can’t say what I want, but the person holding this sign is one sick SOB! Sad to see and I can assure you Obama’s children would have never been put on this sign.
— Rick Barrientos (@RickBarrientos3) March 26, 2018
Imagine if someone said this about Obama’s kids ….. Anderson Cooper and Rachel Madcow would be so whinny
— upchuckin (@Upchuckin4) March 26, 2018