Every adult knows that politics is an ugly business. But even in this hyperpartisan era, there are universally accepted truths, like leaving children alone. At least we thought there were.
For the two young women in the video below, adhering to even that minimal code of conduct was impossible. Incensed at the sight of a boy and his mother waving pro-Trump signs, and his Make America Great Again hat, the duo flew into a rage.
Last night, Joe Biden supporters viciously attacked Riley, a 7 year-old @realDonaldTrump fan.
Joe Biden supporters stole Riley’s hat, ripped up his sign & made him cry.
Watch. It’s on video. This is sick.
Wilmington, DE please help us find them: pic.twitter.com/nqx061VXMt
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 21, 2020
Fox News’ Caitlin McFall reports:
The video posted online shows both sides yelling at each other in a parking lot. The mother and son were eventually joined by two males who attempted to get the hat back.
The video was shared by Students For Trump.
Remember this video from last night?
Where the radical Democrats stole a 7 year old boy’s MAGA hat and tried to pick a fight with his family?
Well, Riley just received a call from the White House! https://t.co/GarUYYm0Ng
— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) August 21, 2020
Violent or aggressive encounters have been common since President Trump took office in 2016, with countless videos appearing of people wearing so-called MAGA hats being accosted in some fashion.
And universities have had an increase in aggressive behaviors towards Trump supporters on and off campus, with what some have deemed attributing to “cancel culture”.