OPINION | This article contains political commentary which reflects the author's opinion.
A retired New York City detective, Daniel Sprague, was allegedly punched in the face by a woman in Nashville while celebrating his 50th birthday according to the New York Post.
The unidentified woman apparently mistook his Make Fifty Great Again hat for a Make America Great Again hat. Sprague also wore a red shirt that said, “Making America Great Since 1970”.
“I was outside with my friends when some grabbed me from behind, spun me around and punched me in the face,” said Sprague, who retired from the NYPD in 2009.”
“All night people were giving me thumbs up, smiles or some showing rage, until they walked up close and saw what hat said,” he recalled. “Then they would wish me a happy birthday.”
He added, “I love Trump, but I wouldn’t hit someone who had a Bernie hat on. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I wasn’t an Obama fan but if he walked into a place where I was, I would show him and the office respect.”
The victim filed a police report with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. The report states, “Suspect grabbed his hat from his head and punched him in the face. He stated that when the suspect hit him in the face, he did not hit her back.”
Yes, he didn’t hit her back because he is not a deranged liberal.
When will the mainstream media start bringing attention to these acts of political violence against conservatives? They are always quick to allege and report on crimes motivated by “right-wing extremism” but tend to ignore crimes motivated by “left-wing extremism”.
Kudos to anyone who will wear anything resembling a MAGA hat or any Trump attire! At this point, I find that, stunning and brave. I won’t do it anymore out of fear for my own safety and the safety of my kids. My family had a terrible experience in downtown Indy over our Trump bumper sticker shortly after Trump won the election in 2016. The parking lot owner went berserk and screamed and swore at us as we left the parking lot. She told us in no uncertain terms to never park in her lot again and that if she knew we were Trump voters she would not have let us park there!
Hopefully this lunatic woman in Nashville is located and charged.
The Trump campaign sent an email today asking for a donation in exchange for this super cute hat.
Would you wear this or a red MAGA hat in public?