A Jewish woman flying to be with her family “gently confronted” a President Donald Trump supporter who was wearing a MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat on an airplane flight recently — and handed him a handwritten note, according to a report in Raw Story.
The woman, sitting a few rows behind the person wearing the hat, identified herself only as “Merissa.”
She wrote that she was traveling to Los Angeles to be with her family in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting in which 11 Jewish Americans lost their lives last Saturday.
The woman’s friend, public defender Scott Hechinger, posted the note to Twitter on Tuesday.
“My friend flying to be w/ her family after synagogue killings gave this note to a man on her flight w/ a MAGA hat. He read it all. ‘A lot of people on the plane were upset, angry, & scared when they saw your hat. To us, your hat sanctions our death, our murder, our evisceration.’”
My friend flying to be w/ her family after synagogue killings gave this note to a man on her flight w/ a MAGA hat. He read it all. “A lot of people on the plane were upset, angry, & scared when they saw your hat. To us, your hat sanctions our death, our murder, our evisceration.” pic.twitter.com/fHuNrnFiLW
— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) November 1, 2018
“Dear Sir in the Pretty Red Hat,” the letter began. “I am in Los Angeles because my family lives here. We are Jewish. We survived the Holocaust. My family members were murdered in gas chambers — all of them except 5 that lived here.”
She wrote of her frame of mind after the synagogue shooting, “I couldn’t stop crying. I was afraid and didn’t want to be alone.”
The woman claimed that President Donald Trump “blamed Saturday’s shooting spree on the synagogue” — something that is clearly not true. Yet the mainstream media have latched onto this notion and distorted it.
“He said if they [the synagogue] had armed guards, it would have been fine,” the letter writer remarked.
“Do you have an armed guard when you pray?”
“We are Jewish. We survived the Holocaust. My family members were murdered in gas chambers — all of them except 5 that lived here.”
Outlets such as CNN may be creating baseless fear and anxiety in people everywhere with their almost ceaseless and inflammatory rhetoric regarding the commander-in-chief. CNN political commentator Errol Louis even accused President Trump recently of directly causing Saturday’s mass shooting of Jewish Americans in the synagogue in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders brought that idea home this past Monday, blasting CNN’s Jim Acosta and his network during the White House press briefing. Sanders said it was “outrageous” and “irresponsible of a news organization like yours to blame” both Trump and his administration “for those heinous acts.”
The woman identified only as Merissa spoke for the rest of her fellow travelers in her missive.
“A lot of people were upset, angry & scared on the plane when they saw your hat,” she continued. “For you, I want to assume it’s about politics, economics and the support of a charismatic man.”
The woman also asked if her fellow flyer’s MAGA hat was worn “to scare black people, Jews [and] immigrants.”
“To us, your hat sanctions our death, our murder, our evisceration,” she wrote.
“Because your hat supports a man who does little to help us and so much to fuel hatred, violence and cruelty.”
The woman also reportedly told the Trump supporter in her note that she feels love for him.
“I hope your good America doesn’t include flushing me and my people out,” she ended the note, Raw Story also reported.
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