Woman claims in video posted to social media that two women stole a Make America Great Again hat from her 7-year-old Trump-supporting son and tore up his pro-Trump sign near where Joe Biden accepted her democratic national convention. speech.
In response to the video which received 2.9 million views and was shared by Donald Trump Jr., the Students for Trump organization tweeted that the White House had called the boy. The White House did not immediately comment on Friday.
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The video uploaded shows the two sides yelling at each other in a parking lot. Both mother and son were eventually joined by two men who attempted to retrieve the hat.
The video was shared by Students For Trump.
Violent or aggressive encounters have been common since President Trump took office in 2016, with countless videos showing people wearing so-called MAGA hats being accosted in one way or another.
And universities have had an increase in aggressive behavior toward Trump supporters on and off campus, with what some felt was attributing to “cancel the culture.”
At the same time, there has been an increase in hate crimes, which is a criminal offense against a person or property, motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s prejudice against race, religion, disability, sexual orientation. , an ethnicity, a sex or a gender identity. , since 2016, according to an FBI report.
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And, a 2019 report from the Southern Poverty Law Center found that white nationalism had increased by 55% in the previous three years.
But groups on the far left of the spectrum, like Antifa, an anti-fascist movement of many organizations, have also grown in importance in recent years.
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More recently, Antifa groups have risen to prominence during the recent Black Lives Matter protests, protesting alongside the Proud Boys – a far-right neo-fascist organization founded in 2016.
Both groups represent a rise in political extremism that has led to an increase in violence nationwide.
Trump’s critics blame his rhetoric for increasing violence on both sides of the political aisle.