Lib activist writes diatribe about ‘anxiety’ seeing Trump shirt at Trader Joe’s, reports to manager

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If you have emotional breakdowns at the sight of a red hat or a Trump 2020 t-shirt then you probably need to take a break from politics.

Cheryl Boyles, a liberal activist from Arizona, recently went to a Trader Joe’s and found herself and her husband suffering from what seems like some pretty serious anxiety at the sight of a Trump 2020 t-shirt that another customer was wearing.

Boyles felt that her ordeal was so serious that she was compelled to write to the Green Valley News.  Mind you, there are veterans fighting overseas, homeless people wondering where their next meal will come from, children suffering terrible living situations, and people dealing with life-threatening illnesses, but Boyles still feels the ordeal of getting a glimpse at a t-shirt she disagreed with at a grocery store was worth telling the world about.

Boyles said she and her husband “immediately felt threatened” at the sight of the t-shirt. If that isn’t bad enough, Boyles said her husband told the cashier to relay to management the “anxiety” the couple felt at the sight of the t-shirt. She also called the man, who seems to have made no violent acts or threats, a “Trump-terrorist.” Again, there are real terrorists in the world, but Boyles feels she went head-to-head with one because she looked at a shirt.

Boyles claims the cashier had just checked out the man wearing the shirt and her heart was “racing with fear.” But don’t worry though, she and her husband bravely stepped in to calm down the cashier.

Numerous letters were reportedly sent to the local paper labeling Boyle a snowflake for her diatribe.

One such response can be seen below:

Boo! I am a 72-year-old, five-foot-five woman with a “I Am a Deplorable” t-shirt on. Do I scare you?

The letter printed in the Green Valley News on Sunday regarding the man wearing the Trump 2020 t-shirt in Trader Joe’s was some of the most asinine, childish garbage I have ever seen printed in a newspaper. Seriously, grow up people!

Wake up! We are all Americans, no matter what we wear, who we vote for, what color we are. Having the right to have and express differences of opinions is what sets us apart.


Sadly, Boyles is not the only person who needs the world bubble wrapped for her.

Author Rebecca Makkai recently took to Twitter to express how “uncomfortable” she becomes at the sight of clothing with political messages she disagrees with.

“Is anyone else made really uncomfortable these days by anyone wearing any kind of red baseball cap? Like, I see one and my heart does weird shit and then I finally realize it only says Titleist or whatever. Maybe don’t wear red caps anymore, normal people?” she tweeted.

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She also went after people wearing red caps that don’t even have Trump slogans on them.

“Also, for the love of God: The clever folks wearing ‘Make America Read Again’ or whatever caps — NO. You’re making everyone scared. Don’t do it,” she tweeted.

Adams was predictably labeled a snowflake by many Twitter users.


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