The loony Left was so aggrieved by Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy and subsequent victory in the 2016 US election, that it inspired a cottage-industry – the staging of fake “hate crimes”.
The Left was desperate to smear Trump and his supporters, but with little evidence to support their unhinged Nazi rhetoric, people have been caught literally manufacturing stories of Trump-induced terror to fit their narrative.
Such has been the spike in staged attacks that a website has been set up at www.fakecrimes.org to catalogue recent and past scams.
Here’s the 5 most severe cases of Trump Derangement Syndrome so far:
- Hijab heist hoax
As Democrat supporters reeled in shock in the days after the election, a Muslim student at San Diego State University found a unique way to channel her grief.
She complained to police that she was robbed of her hijab by two Trump-hat clad men who made derogatory comments about the renowned religion of peace.
Police and university officials labelled it a hate crime and the incident went viral online, sparking widespread hysteria that this was just a foretaste of what was to come in Trump’s America.
Then in a shock twist the student confessed to police she had fabricated the entire story.
This was just the first of several hate crime hoaxes involving Muslims, including a University of Michigan student who claimed a man pulled out a lighter and threatened to set fire to her head covering.
- Jewish threats bomb out
Trump copped criticism in the media for failing to condemn a month-long spate of bomb threats against US Jewish institutions fast enough for Jewish groups.
The criticism only intensified when Trump reportedly told a meeting of state attorney generals that some of the threats were likely politically motivated to “make people look bad” rather than expressions of bias.
In March a teenager was arrested in Israel in what it appears to be – you guessed it – politically motivated attacks to make people look bad.
The Jewish 18-year-old, with dual Israeli and US citizenship, is alleged to have been behind a spate of bomb threats around the world including Australia and New Zealand.
- Reporter goes berserk
Not having debased their profession enough during the election campaign, a member of the anti-Trump media is alleged to have made threats to several Jewish organisations sparking evacuations.
In a display of resourcefulness, Juan Thompson was also able to wreak revenge on his ex-girlfriend at the same time by making the threats in both his name and hers, it’s claimed.
Presumably she was the same girlfriend who the black man complained on his twitter account was a “nasty racist white girl”.
He also tweeted that Trump was “a racist/sexist/capitalist monster.”
Thompson, whose obvious gift of a finely tuned moral compass placed him in an ideal position to judge the US president, had previously been fired from his reporter position at The Intercept for repeatedly making shit up.
- Charred church was an unholy hoax
One week before the November 2016 election, an arsonist set fire to the historic Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, which has a predominantly black congregation.
The words “Vote Trump” were spray-painted on an external wall in the attack reviving dark memories of the hate-fueled acts of the KKK in the 1960s.
Fire investigators wisely insisted the motives of the attack were unclear, but several local officials displayed no such restraint.
Local mayor Erik Simmons was one of several politicians who tried to make political mileage out of the crime publicly blaming the “hateful and cowardly” act on “the incendiary rhetoric” of GOP nominee Donald Trump.
But on December 21 the police investigation took a dark turn – a black congregation member, Andrew McLinton, was arrested and charged with one count of first degree arson.
The only good news to come out of this grubby tale is that an online fundraising campaign promoted widely by those bigoted Trump supporters resulted in donations for church repairs of more than $250,000.