A 27 year-old Minnesotan threatened a woman almost 10 years his junior with a handgun upon seeing her bumper sticker endorsing Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
In case it wasn't obvious, the man—Joseph Schumacher—is a supporter of President Donald Trump.
The incident occurred on a highway in West Fargo, North Dakota when Schumacher pulled his vehicle next to the 18 year-old woman, harassing her for blocks and touting his support for the President.
While the harassment is concerning enough, things got terrifying when Schumacher pulled ahead of the woman and held up a handgun to demonstrate his endorsement of a party that frequently champions the rights of "responsible gun owners."
The woman called 911.
Police soon found Schumacher—and a loaded handgun in the center console of his car.
Schumacher was promptly arrested for terroristic threats and a misdemeanor weapons charge.
Despite the derision from Trump supporters about the hypersensitivity of the left, it seemed a bumper sticker was too much for Schumacher to handle.
@washingtonpost Trump voters are super fragile.— In Defense of Democracy (@In Defense of Democracy) 1570602284.0
@washingtonpost They are weak, need their guns to feel any form of power. Can’t even handle a bumper sticker.— RMNY51 (@RMNY51) 1570624830.0
@washingtonpost And the right keeps calling the left violent 🙄— Guy Incognito (@Guy Incognito) 1570603410.0
@shannonrwatts If he has that reaction to a bumper sticker, he does need to be behind bars to protect the rest of us.— Dave #humor.🇺🇸🌊 🌊 🌊 (@Dave #humor.🇺🇸🌊 🌊 🌊) 1570548840.0
Sadly, Trump has routinely encouraged violence against his detractors.
@realDonaldTrump Trump LOVES Free Speech??? pt 6 Remember the time… He told his supporters to "Knock the crap ou… https://t.co/4fGqOCxmOe— Ryan Hill (@Ryan Hill) 1553200892.0
Here’s the audio of Trump effectively threatening the life of the whistleblower. “You know what we used to do in t… https://t.co/eJZKTDmkWE— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen) 1569527226.0
And many of Trump's supporters seem all too eager to deliver.
Cesar Sayoc Jr., a fervent Trump supporter who sent pipe bombs to President Obama and other Democrats, was sentence… https://t.co/ZrjtdwgofX— Tomthunkit™ (@Tomthunkit™) 1570640656.0
Trump supporters at "Trumpstock" Call for Civil War and Tell Our @MarquisEaly Democrats Should Be Hung If They Impe… https://t.co/I5FtHgQbUI— Status Coup News (@Status Coup News) 1570455897.0
It seems Trump really could shoot someone on 5th Avenue without losing supporters.
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