Liberal tolerance: Lone Trump supporter in Chappaqua snubbed, hit with hate — ‘I hope you die’

Nadler -- Chappaqua hate snubbed
Nadler — UK Daily Mail

Call this a case study in liberal “tolerance.” On Friday, the UK Daily Mail reported that John Nadler, a retiree who lives in Hillary Clinton’s hometown of Chappaqua, New York, has found himself a virtual outcast for being the only person in town who supports President-elect Donald Trump.  Liberals have even engaged in their trademark outreach with death wishes on his Facebook page.

According to the Daily Mail:

He’s been a respected scout leader, little league coach and all-round pillar of the community for nearly three decades.

And yet retiree John Nadler now finds himself a virtual outcast – all because he’s the only person in Hillary Clinton’s hometown to throw his weight behind Donald Trump.

The married father-of-three lives about a mile away from the Clintons in the upscale New York hamlet of Chappaqua, a haven for well-heeled financiers, lawyers and liberals.

But while the majority of its 1,400 residents were firmly ‘with her’, John, 63, dared to wear his Trump hats and t-shirts around town to preach The Donald’s mantra of ‘Make America Great Again’.

Clintonites in the town, he said, gave him strange looks, cut him off in the street and posted vicious hateful abuse on Facebook.

“In Chappaqua it’s either Hillary or it’s nothing,” he told the Daily Mail. “I felt like I was in the trenches going to war.

“Everyone would give me looks, I mean the whole town. They would look at me like ‘why the heck are you here, how dare you support Donald Trump?’

“I may have been the loneliest Trump supporter in America but now they are the lonely ones – the Hillary losers,” he added.

While he views Hillary as “evil and mysterious,” Nadler sees her husband quite differently.

“He’s very engaging, he looks right at you,” he said of Bill, who he reportedly sees quite frequently around town. “He’s the sort of guy you can have a beer with or you can talk to for half an hour.

“I used to say he could charm the pants off a snake. As for Hillary, cold as a fish.”

The Daily Mail added:

Then there was the obligatory ‘Make America Great Again’ hats in three different color schemes, the ‘Crooked Hillary for Prison’ shirt and Trump bumper stickers, one of which was defaced to read ‘Donald Dump’.

The customization didn’t go down especially well with John’s wife Maria, 59, a high school reading teacher, and the youngest of their three sons, Stephen, 17, a Bernie Sanders enthusiast who refused to drive it.

Undeterred, John wore his Trump getup to Chappaqua’s Memorial Day Parade, where he waived aloft his Trump banner in front of the Clintons’ security entourage and badgered another local Democratic Party dignitary, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

He also created a Facebook page entitled ‘Neighbors of Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua for Donald Trump for President,’ though in most cases ‘neighbors’ meant the neighboring town or state.

“I’ve lived in this town 28 years and there are acquaintances that won’t nod or raise their head when I pass them in the street,” he said.

“People posted some seriously foul language on Facebook; someone wrote ‘I hope you die.'”

But the hate only made him more determined.  And, he added, “A few people did tell me in confidence they supported Trump but nobody wanted to come out and say it.”

Some 32 percent of the electorate in the heavily-Democrat area voted for Trump, the Daily Mail said, and when Nadler threw his celebration, he called it a “coming out” party for supporters of the President-elect.

Even then, the Daily Mail added, “someone snuck up the driveway and tore down a Trump poster that was pinned to his house.”

But Nadler said he has no wish to antagonize his friends or neighbors.

“I had to do whatever I could do to help Trump win for my wife and my three boys,” he told the Daily Mail. “I was afraid that America was not going to be what it’s been for the last 240 years with Hillary.

“Donald Trump is a motivator, a negotiator and he has the persona to get things done. Who cares about the Trump steaks and his Trump wines, this guy hits home runs.

“He’s already done the impossible and he’s going to be great for this country.”


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