When it comes to supporting Trump, one man is finding it especially hard to be red in such a blue borough.
Gowanus resident Joshua Ramos told the Brooklyn Paper that someone threw a rock through the glass door of his home and ripped up one of his three signs endorsing the presidential candidate.
“I was angry that’s for sure,” he said to the publication. “It’s not fair, you can’t put anything up for Trump.”
The incident happened on the night of June 24, according to the Brooklyn Paper, and cost $2,400 to repair the door.
Ramos, who lives on 11th Street between Third and Fourth avenues, said hisbiggest concern is the safety of his two young kids. That’s why he decided not to display any more pro-Trump signs.
He told the Brooklyn Paper that he reported the incident to police. They are investigating, but haven’t named a suspect. Ramos tried to convince the cops, without luck, to look into the vandalism as a hate crime.
“You know there’s lots of liberal people around here — they got drunk and did what they had to do,” he told the Brooklyn Paper. “I’ve got my [U.S.] flag up — I’m surprised they didn’t tear it down or burn it.”
Ramos isn’t the first Trump supporter to report vandalism during this contentious campaign.
A Clearwater, Florida, resident who had painted an “Elect Trump 2016" sign on the side of his house said someone spray-painted his home and set his lawn on fire — because of his support for the Republican, according to Fox13.
In New York City, even the name Trump has sparked vandalism. The New York Post reported that a Donald J. Trump adopt-a-highway sign on the southbound Henry Hudson Parkway was altered with the words “MICRO PENIS.”