A visit from a plumber left ThinkProgress senior editor Ned Resnikoff “rattled” due to fear that the plumber may have voted for Donald Trump.An amazing instance of Trump-induced hysteria. Mr. Resnikoff appears to be only a step away from walling off a section of his home and living in his safe space like Anne Frank because he's scared that his plumber may have voted for Trump, which, of course, would make him an anti-Semite and a probable brown-shirt. Is there to be a diary? I shall look forward to it with considerable interest.
Resnikoff stated his fears in a November Facebook post, a screenshot of which is now making the rounds on the Internet.
The plumbing visit, which came four days after the 2016 election, became a harrowing experience for Resnikoff even though the plumber was “a perfectly nice guy and a consummate professional.”
“He was a perfectly nice guy and a consummate professional,” Resnikoff shared. “But he was also a middle-aged white man with a southern accent who seemed unperturbed by this week’s news.”
Resnikoff said his fear was rooted in the chance that the plumber knew he was Jewish.
“While I had him in the apartment, I couldn’t stop thinking about whether he had voted for Trump, whether he knew my last name is Jewish, and how that knowledge might change the interaction we were having inside my own home,” he said.
Monday, January 9, 2017
This senior editor at ThinkProgress has it bad: