Posted September 10, 2018 08:18:04 It has been a rough few weeks for people in Westchester County, New York.
On Monday, a Trump-supporting neighbor in the town of Woodbridge, NY, shared a Facebook post about a new construction project and a Trump supporter who said, “I’ve never heard of such a stupid person as Trump.”
That’s just the latest in a string of Trump-inspired comments, from a woman in New York City who said she’s going to “make Donald Trump feel like the president of the United States” to the “terrible” comments of a neighbor who claimed that Trump was going to destroy the country if elected.
And while Trump’s rhetoric about immigrants has drawn the ire of some in Westbury, a community of more than 13,000, there are other examples of Trump’s statements that have come back to haunt him, even in Westbridge.
A neighbor in Woodbridge told ABC News that he believes Trump’s “bizarre” comments about immigrants were a reaction to the fact that he’s a “racist,” and that they were “stupid.”
In a Facebook thread, another Westbridge resident, who goes by the name of “Ace,” posted about Trump and his comments.
“He has such a long history of saying stupid things about minorities and other minorities that I am sick of hearing him say it,” Ace wrote.
“His racism is so bad that I have to wonder if it is something that he has been exposed to in school.”
Ace added that he was upset that Trump “wants to divide us,” and said, “[Trump] is the worst racist that I’ve ever seen.
I have never heard anyone say such a vile thing about another human being.”
In response to Ace’s Facebook post, another neighbor in Westfield posted on Facebook, “He is the racist who said all Mexicans are rapists.
I do not agree with him but he is a racist and I am going to do what I can to stop him from being a racist.”
On Thursday, another Trump-loving neighbor in nearby Brookhaven, NY told ABC affiliate WRGB, “We have seen his crazy comments in the past.
We have seen them from him in the classroom, we have seen him on the street.
He does not have any place to go in this town.”
That same day, another resident in the village of New York told WRGB that she’s “really scared” and “really disgusted” by Trump’s comments.
And in a post on her Facebook page on Thursday, the resident, whose name she didn’t want to be identified, said she has received a number of threats since the election.
“The threats come from different places and some of them are really scary.
I’ve been really scared of my life.
It’s not like I’m on a soap box anymore, so I’m really scared,” she wrote.
The Trump administration has come under fire for not standing up for victims of racial and religious hate crimes.
Last week, a man was shot and killed after someone threw rocks at him at a Brooklyn park.
Trump has also been under fire from many who believe he has crossed a line by not publicly condemning the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who have been marching in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In response, Trump issued a statement that he would “never condemn or sympathize with neo-Nazi groups,” but he also “condemns and condemns the violence that is being committed by groups like neo-nazis, white supremacists, and the KKK.”
In an interview with ABC News’ “Good Morning America” on Thursday morning, New Yorkers’ most vocal critic, Mayor Bill de Blasio, defended Trump’s handling of the Charlottesville riots.
“You can’t call it a riot when you don’t condemn white supremacists.
You can’t say it’s a riot and then not condemn white supremacy,” de Blasio said.
“So, we’re really disappointed that he hasn’t taken a strong stand on the violence in Charlottesville.”
In addition to the violence, de Blasio’s critics say he has not taken a firm stand on Trump’s racism.
The mayor and his allies have called for Trump to take a “moral stand” and denounce racism, while the Trump administration on Thursday issued a list of demands that included “immediate, public and unconditional condemnation” of white supremacy groups.
“We are disappointed that Mayor de Blasio and others have not taken up the call of our president to condemn white supremacist groups,” the president said in a statement Thursday.
“It is imperative that the president take a moral stand against white supremacy and take concrete action against white supremacists and their allies, and to end the shameful practice of ‘white guilt.'”
De Blasio, however, said that Trump should take a firm stance on the issue.
“Trump’s not the only one who has called white supremacists racist,” he told ABC.
“White supremacy has been around for a long time and it