An angry Trump supporter allegedly attacked two Muslim women who were pushing their baby strollers through Brooklyn.
The New York Daily News reports that 32-year-old Emirjeta Xhelili yelled Islamophobic slurs at two Muslim women who were out on a walk with their babies near her Brooklyn home.
“Get the f*ck out of here,” the woman yelled, according to prosecutors. “Get the f*ck out of America, b*tches… This is America — you shouldn’t be different from us.”
She punched the two women in their faces and tried ripping their hijabs off their heads. Prosecutors even alleged that she tried knocking over the stroller that contained a 15-month-old baby.
The Daily News notes that she has several social media posts in which she cheers on Donald Trump’s candidacy and portrays him as some sort of mythical savior.
Oh, this is good:
Hillary Clinton said Friday that “half” of Donald Trump’s supporters could be grouped in “the basket of deplorables” at a fundraising event in New York City.
“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables’. Right?” Clinton said to applause and laughter from the crowd of supporters at an LGBT for Hillary fundraiser where Barbra Streisand performed. “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it.”
“And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up,” she added.
Clinton then noted, as she has several times in the past, that Trump has “given voice” to white supremacist and anti-Semitic voices on the Internet.
“He tweets and retweets their offensive hateful mean-spirited rhetoric,” Clinton said. “Now, some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America.”
Which is pretty damn accurate. I don’t think that all of Trump’s supporters are racist, sexist, xenophobic, and homphobic, but the racists, sexists, xenophobics and homophobics are certainly overwelmingly Trump supporters.
Trump then tweeted this:
Wow, Hillary Clinton was SO INSULTING to my supporters, millions of amazing, hard working people. I think it will cost her at the Polls!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2016
I need to wrap my head around that tweet. He’s claiming that this will upset his supporters so much that they will not vote for Clinton. Dude, isn’t that what your supporters were going to do in the first place?
Clinton should show more respect for the people who shriek "lock her up!" and wear "Trump that bitch" buttons. pic.twitter.com/W5QcVpf3Cv
— digby (@digby56) September 10, 2016
I guess Hillary shouldn't expect votes from these people after someone explains to them what "deplorable" means pic.twitter.com/wZKfIWnNQO
— TBogg (@tbogg) September 10, 2016