During a PBS story about the campaign of Donald Trump on Tuesday evening, people noticed something strange on the hand of one of his volunteers, and outraged ensued.
Apparently a writer for the liberal website Gawker took issue with the tattoos that Grace Tilly has on both of her hands. Why? They’re allegedly associated with white supremacy. What does this have to do with Trump? We’re not entirely sure.
Anyways, on one hand Tilly has the Celtic Cross, which the Anti-Defamation League claims is one of the “most commonly used white supremacy symbols.” On the other is the number “88,” which apparently is a white supremacist numerical code for ‘Heil Hitler,’” according to the ADL’s website.
For the record, some might try to say that Tilly is Irish, therefore a Celtic Cross wouldn’t be an uncommon tattoo for her to get, but when coupled with the “88,” it’s hard not to question her motives. Plus, the particular variant she has is also referred to as “Odin’s Cross,” which is closely associated with white supremacist groups.
So, you’re probably wondering why this story is even a story. Well, it’s not. It wasn’t ever, and it shouldn’t be.
However, the smear campaign against Trump has kicked into high gear, and now they’re going so far as to somehow say that support from someone like Tilly is somehow an indictment on Trump’s character.
But here’s the thing; it’s not. Trump has no more control over who supports him than he does those who protest him, yet the media is unfairly trying to hold him accountable for it.
Besides, yesterday we reported about a Tampa campaign office for Trump that was a “melting pot” full of immigrants all volunteering for The Donald to get elected. What about them? Do they count?
Could it be that Americans, whether they be black, brown, yellow, orange, Latino, Mexican, Arab, male, female, green, white, blue, fat, skinny, gay, straight, Christian, Jewish, or whatever label you want to place on them, are just fed up with our nation being sold down the river by corrupt politicians so they’re uniting behind the one person they believe will stop it?
Yeah, I’m far more inclined to believe that than anything else.