"Enjoy your burger, racist!"
Those were the words shouted by a young woman who was unpleasantly surprised by an appearance from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the New Hampshire diner where she was having lunch.
Following a campaign rally, Trump stopped into Red Arrow Diner for a cheeseburger with fries, a ball of deep-fried macaroni and cheese, and a Diet Coke, according to Yahoo News.
The woman — who identified herself only as “Jane”— was so disturbed by his presence that she got up and left the diner, calling Trump a racist on her way out.
“I’m really struck by his racism and Islamophobia,” Jane reportedly said to ABC News. “I wanted to make sure people remembered that he is racist, and that he’s using it to rally voters.”
Although Trump insists he is not a racist, his views on immigration, his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. coupled with other offensive comments and overwhelming support from white supremacist groups make it very difficult to believe he isn’t.
“I was shaking all over. I’m still shaking,” Jane said. "I did cry for a few seconds because it’s hard being that close to someone who can make such a difference, but know that I wasn’t able to say anything that could impact him."
Many Americans are fearful that Trump has a real shot at becoming president as he is a high-polling candidate who has garnered an unfathomable amount of support and publicity despite his unpopular views.
Trump’s encounter with Jane probably knocked his high horse down a few notches while coming face to face with how a lot of Americans truly see him.
He isn’t likely to make very many more small-scale stops. He reportedly said he would rather engage with larger crowds because he can reach more people. “Because usually when people do the small diners and everything is because they can’t get anybody to show up, to be honest with you,” he said.
That statement is, no doubt, a subtle dig at low-polling candidates who value small-scale stops to reach voters because they don’t get as much publicity as Trump and Ben Carson.
Not doing more small-scale stops is actually quite cowardly on Trump’s part; he obviously can’t handle speaking to a crowd that isn’t dominated by his own violent, hateful supporters.
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