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Liberal Author Claims Red Sports Teams' Hats Make 'Everyone Scared' Because of Trump

Man wears a hat with President President Donald Trump's campaign slogan (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Wearing a red MAGA hat in public could get you assaulted because, how dare you show your support for President Trump! Well, apparently the iconic red hat is so triggering that a Pulitzer Prize-nominated author is actually urging people not to wear any kind of red hat—not for their safety, but because doing so is “making people scared,” because, OMG, they look like red MAGA hats!

The Chicago-based author Rebecca Makkai, whom I never heard of before, tweeted last week, “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 s**t and then I finally realize it only says Titleist or whatever. Maybe don’t wear red caps anymore, normal people?”

This is not some young millennial, folks. This is a 41-year-old adult woman, who is triggered by red hats.

So if you’re a fan of the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Arizona Cardinals, etc., etc., you should not wear your red hat in public because tolerant liberals are scared.

Makkai attempted to explain her position by comparing the red hat to a swastika:

In response to the backlash she received, she made it clear that she wasn’t talking to Trump supporters, but instead “normal people.” She tweeted, “Please note that I was specifically addressing ‘normal people.’ The ones who don’t want to freak people out at a distance.”

I guess to be considered “normal people” you have to be one who understands how sensitive snowflakes can be to the color of a hat. I’m guessing Makkai also thinks that people who are triggered by a red hat, MAGA or not, are “normal people” too.

I wonder if Makkai thinks these are “normal people” too?

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Matt Margolis is the author of The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obama and the bestselling The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. His new book, Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy, will be published in 2019. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis