Trump Supporters Boo Mother Of Deployed Service Member
The mother of a member of the Air Force found out quite harshly what Trump supporters think of those who disagree with them:
CARSON CITY, Nevada — The woman, in a quiet voice, stood before the crowd of hundreds at a town hall-style event here with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and announced that her son serves in the Air Force. The crowd applauded.
But then the woman said, “Time and time again, [Donald] Trump has disrespected our nation’s armed forces and veterans. And his disrespect for Mr. Khan … ”
The reaction of the crowd was immediate and fierce, drowning out her words.
The crowd began to boo as she tried to get through her question. The woman, who was subsequently identified as Catherine Byrne of Carson City, continued to speak through the jeers.
“Why are you here?” one woman shouted as the boos rained down.
But, over the boos and taunts, Byrne continued to speak.
“You’ve got a son in the military, how do you tolerate this disrespect?” she asked Pence.
Finally, after allowing the boos to continue for about 10 seconds, Pence moved to quiet the crowd.
“That’s OK,” he said. Trump’s running mate then repeated a line he deployed when confronted by protesters in Ohio last week: “That’s what freedom looks like, and that’s what freedom sounds like.”
Barbara Weisenthal, 56, said she was among those booing and that Khizr Khan did not have the “right” to say what he did about Trump at the convention. His speech “was almost like slander,” she said.
Of Byrne who asked the question, Weisenthal said it was “probably not the best place to do that.”
Jack Christenson, himself a veteran, said Byrne may have had the right to ask her question, but not “to violate everyone else’s rights,” which he said she did by speaking out at the event.
“She was claiming that Trump was somehow insulting the veterans,” said Roen Horn, 29. He called that idea “a bunch of crap.”
“She was politicizing the veterans,” she said. “She had an agenda.”
These are the people who support Donald Trump.