Supporters of Donald Trump proved in multiple ways this week that they remain a poison in this country, as Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) demonstrated this week.
Earlier this week, an apparent Trump supporter uttered the cryptically vulgar “Let’s go Brandon” phrase during what was supposed to be a festive holiday phone call with President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Trump supporters have been using the phrase in place of outright saying “F*** Joe Biden.”
If that wasn’t enough, Trump supporters are also continuing to harass and threaten Dingell for supporting the first impeachment of Donald Trump two years ago. Congress impeached Trump for trying to extort the government of Ukraine into opening a sham investigation into Biden and his family and then obstructing the House probe of his crimes. Senate Republicans, of course, rigged the trial so he would not be convicted.
Trump had apparently believed that Dingell owed him her support after he allowed her husband, the late former Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) to lie in state at the Capitol as part of his funeral. Trump even lashed out at Dingell by suggesting that her husband is in hell.
Even Trump supporters in Congress have targeted Dingell, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) earlier this year.
Again, it’s been two years since Trump first attacked Dingell. Yet, Dingell and her family are still getting death threats from Trump supporters.
“I hope your family dies in front of you. I pray to God, if you got any children, they die in your face,” a Trump supporter said in a message for Dingell that she provided to CNN on Sunday.
“I’ve been getting those for a couple of years ever since Christmastime, the Christmas, right after John had died,” Dingell said. “John was my late husband and it — you know, once you’re in that Trump hate tunnel, you kind of don’t escape it.”
“There are a lot of people that are good, wonderful to meet, et cetera, but we average several of those a week and we’re used to it,” she continued. “My friends look at me, it’s almost like therapy, and say, ‘How can you do this?’ But you have to — we’ve got to be careful not to normalize it, but I’m not going to not do my job. I’m not going to go out and not be with people. I’m not going to go out and not listen to them. I want the American people to think about what’s happening in our country, that this kind of hate, this fear is happening in communities across the country.”
Here’s the video via YouTube:
Hillary Clinton was right to call Trump supporters “deplorable.” They were deplorable then, and they are still deplorable now.
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