While Donald Trump has claimed that he is not a racist, but there can be little doubt as to the fact that his victory has emboldened the racist and xenophobic people within the U.S. An example of the xenophobia stirred up by Trump’s victory was on display in a Trader Joe’s in Reston, Virginia where a woman told a Muslim customer:
‘I wish they didn’t let you in the country.’
The video, which has since gone viral, was originally posted by comedian Jeremy McLellan who was at the store with his friend. The woman was standing in line in front of McLellan and his friend when she started saying rude things about another Muslim woman who was wearing a head cover. Eventually, she turned to McLellan’s friend and ask why she wasn’t wearing something like that.
Somehow, things managed to get even worse from there. Apparently, the woman then started talking about female genital mutilation It was at this point that McLellan began recording the woman.
The woman commented that McLellian’s friend should not have been allowed into the U.S. to which McLellian’s friend replied that she has been born in the country. The woman didn’t have much of a response to this, but then went on to attack President Obama.
‘Obama’s not in office anymore. You don’t have a Muslim in there anymore.’
For some absurd reason, there are still some on the right who cling to the absurd conspiracy theory that President Obama is a Muslim despite his open profession of the Christian faith.
It was at this point that McLellan’s friend commented that the woman in front of them appeared to be a “little crazy.” The unknown woman insisted that she’s fine, but McLellian’s friend had had enough.
‘No, you’re not. Because you don’t just strike up a conversation with people in line talking about stuff like that if you’re normal.’
The woman insisted that she is normal and then asked whether or not it was the mention of Obama that set McLellan’s friend off.
You can watch the video for yourself below.
— Yashar (@yashar) May 7, 2017
Featured image via screenshot from Twitter.