A Saturday trip to a Bowling Green, KY Sam’s Club turned ugly for one Trump-supporting couple after a man with a gun allegedly confronted the husband for wearing a MAGA hat.
According to the alleged victim Terry Pierce, a man pulled a gun on him because he was wearing a Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat.
“I have as much right to wear that hat and support my country and my president as he has not to,” said Pierce.
The police report confirms that the suspect, identified as James Phillips, admitted to flipping off Pierce and Pierce’s wife because of their hats.
Pierce tells 13 News that he was shopping with his wife when Phillips “Pulled a .40 caliber out and stuck it in my face, backed up and said, ‘It’s a good day for you to die.'”
Pierce went on to tell 13 News, “I said, ‘Then pull the trigger. Put the gun down and fight me or pull the trigger. Whichever one you want.’ And he backed up and he said it again, he said, ‘It’s a good day for you to die.'”
Pierce said the Phillips then took off. That’s when Pierce followed him out into the parking lot.
The report does mention that witnesses and Pierce said Phillips pulled a gun on Pierce inside the store but this couldn’t be seen on surveillance video due to Phillips backing out of the view of the camera.
James Phillips made his first appearance in court Monday morning.
News of this incident comes on the heels of another one involving a 14-year-old MAGA hat wearer in Kansas who was harassed by a Vans store employee on Sunday:
A Vans store employee at the Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kansas was terminated after saying “f*ck you” to a 14-year-old customer who wore a red MAGA hat into the store.
The incident occurred on Sunday and its aftermath was recorded and posted to social media. In a video, the teenager’s mother confronts the employee, then takes the issue up with the store manager.
“He did nothing to you,” the mother told the employee. “What did you say to my son, to my 14-year-old?”
“I’m sure he’s heard it before,” the employee responded.
“Where’s your manager?” she said. “Let’s go.”
Watch video of the incident below:
Trump Derangement Syndrome is real. A Vans store employee at Oak Park Mall, Kansas told a 14-year-old "f*ck you" for wearing a MAGA hat. Let's get him fired. pic.twitter.com/PNkPqAxBci
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) February 17, 2019
I can’t imagine where in the world anyone would get the idea that it’s ok to treat MAGA hat wearers with such utter contempt and disrespect. I’m sure it has nothing to do with celebrities declaring the MAGA hat to be the “new white hood.” Or other popular Hollywood celebrities orchestrating MAGA hat attack hate crime hoaxes. Or mainstream media outlets participating in the MAGA hat shame game. Or….
—Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–