While many reports of hate crimes against minorities and immigrants have proven to be hoaxes, one Slovenian immigrant was targeted in an anti-Trump protest in Washington, D.C., Saturday night.
A man protesting the election of President-elect Donald Trump held up a sign saying “Rape Melania,” a reference to Trump’s wife, a legal immigrant from Slovenia.
The man had gathered with other anti-Trump protesters in front of the new Trump hotel in Washington, D.C., which opened on Pennsylvania Avenue at the site of the Old Post Office building. The protester holding the sign reportedly fled when confronted by the lone Trump supporter in the crowd.
This anonymous protester’s response to the election signals a clear contrast with that of the Slovenian prime minister, Dr. Miro Cerar. “Of course I am very happy that Slovenia was part of this election with our Melania Trump becoming the First Lady of the United States,” Cerar wrote in a statement Wednesday. “I am sure that the president-elect already knows a lot about Slovenia.”
— dr. Miro Cerar (@MiroCerar) November 9, 2016
Next Page: Conservatives blast mainstream media and “feminists” for ignoring the story.
Conservatives on Twitter blasted the mainstream media for allegedly ignoring the story.
— Gabriella (@FocusedOnNow) November 13, 2016
HeatStreet’s Stephen Miller argued that any liberal media’s act of ignoring this story would undercut any of their future attacks on the “rape culture.”
Media & Hollywood can pretty much STFU about rape culture when NYT/Vox/WaPost/Buzzfeed remain silent about "Rape Melania" protest signs
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 13, 2016
Some reported this was a feminist protest, and attacked the irony.
Even anti-Trump liberals joined the chorus attacking the sign’s message. This does not represent them, they said.
— Chris Haber Ritacca (@ChrisRitacca) November 13, 2016