Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is the latest in the list of current or former members of Donald Trump’s administration* who has been confronted by a fed up member of the public. Nick Cooke, the owner of Black Swan Books in Virginia, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Saturday that a woman approached Bannon in the store and called him a “piece of trash.” Cooke said that he called the police on the woman.
“Steve Bannon was simply standing, looking at books, minding his own business. I asked her to leave, and she wouldn’t,” Cooke said. “And I said, ‘I’m going to call the police if you don’t,’ and I went to call the police and she left. And that’s the end of the story.”
“We are a bookshop. Bookshops are all about ideas and tolerating different opinions and not about verbally assaulting somebody, which is what was happening,” he added.
Well, if he doesn’t like people being verbally assaulted then he should not watch Trump rallies or read the president’s* tweets.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was not well received in June at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C. Protesters chanted, “If kids don’t eat in peace, you don’t eat in peace” in reference to the victims of Trump’s controversial zero-tolerance immigration policy.
The owner of the Red Hen, a restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave the premises. Business has been booming since that incident took place.
Just last week, Scott Pruit, now the former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, was confronted by a woman in a DC restaurant who urged him to resign over his extensive list of scandals.
Protesters confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) while he was walking to his car after leaving a Louisville restaurant on Saturday.
White House adviser Stephen Miller was called a fascist to his face at a restaurant in Washington.
As for the bookstore owner who claims to be tolerant of different views being expressed, the woman was expressing her views.
The final straw for these Americans was Trump’s awful immigration policy in which children were caged after being separated from their families at the U.S. border. And now we find that the Trump administration* may not even be able to reunite all of the families.
If this Twitter user is correct, the owner of the bookstore and Bannon are friends.
Steve Bannon was confronted at Black Swan Books this afternoon, leading the owner to call the police. He also appears to be friends with the owner, who half jokingly said he’ll need Bannon to protect him when the police come to lock up the liberals. No room for nazis in Richmond. pic.twitter.com/Jg8MZKyA4V
— HOLD RVA POLICE ACCOUNTABLE (@TheQueerCrimer) July 7, 2018
“Steve Bannon was simply standing, looking at books, minding his own business.”
Funny how BSB’s owner totally left out their private convo. Nazi sympathizer POS. pic.twitter.com/ILr89O8vyk
— ActuallyaDoggo (@ActuallyaDoggo) July 8, 2018
If black people can’t barbecue, go swimming or drive in peace, then Steve Bannon shouldn’t be able to browse in a bookstore without protesters confronting him.
— Denizcan Grimes (@MrFilmkritik) July 8, 2018
The owner of Black Swan Books, (Nicholas Trout Cooke) very concerned about making Steve Bannon comfortable after calling the cops to protect him, a Episcopal priest whose wife Ellen Cooke resigned as national Episcopal treasurer after stealing $2.2M in church donations
— Mr. Weeks ✊🏽 (@MrDane1982) July 8, 2018
I want to buy the woman who confronted Steve Bannon a drink. I think I have a girl-crush going on.
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