September 16, 2018

USA: Democratic Socialist Threatens To Shoot Up MAGA Event At Trump Hotel. 'I Am Coming With A Gun And I Expect To Get Numerous Bloodstained MAGA Hats As Trophies.'

The Daily Wire
written by Ryan Saavedra
Tuesday September 11, 2018

A supporter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) has reportedly threatened to shoot up a "Make America Great Again" event at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Law enforcement officials with the Metropolitan Police Department have opened up an investigation in response to the threat, which was posted to Twitter on Tuesday, The Daily Mail reports.

"I am coming with a gun and i expect to get numerous bloodstained MAGA hats as trophies," the Twitter account wrote to right-wing pundit Cassandra Fairbanks.
The account used the DSA logo as its profile photo and added an emoji of a rose to its name, which is common among DSA supporters.

Shortly after the threat was posted, the owner of the account appears to have changed their Twitter handle, according to Fairbanks.
Entering the account's original Twitter handle into Twitter's search bar brings up an account that appears to be the same user.

The original account had retweeted Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, and the Democratic Socialists of America.

Ocasio-Cortez did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether she condemns threats of political violence.

The threat comes just after news broke on Tuesday afternoon that a man in California was arrested for allegedly attacking a GOP congressional candidate in what appeared to be a politically motivated attack.
The Daily Mail, UK
written by Keith Griffith
Tuesday September 11, 2018

Police have responded to the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC after an anonymous threat to shoot up a meeting there supporting President Donald Trump.

The threat was made ahead of the planned Tuesday evening event by an anonymous Twitter account that supports the Democratic Socialists, a far-left political group.

'I am coming with a gun and i expect to get numerous bloodstained MAGA hats as trophies,' the account wrote, referencing the Trump campaign slogan 'Make American Great Again'.

The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the threat, department spokesman Hugh Carew told, adding that no further details were immediately available.
On Tuesday evening, MPD vehicles were spotted outside of the hotel.

A hotel manager confirmed that staff were aware of the threat and taking appropriate security measures.

The FBI did not immediately respond to requests for comment from

The threat was made by an account that has since been deleted, in response to a tweet by conservative writer Cassandra Fairbanks asking who planned to attend the 'MAGA meetup'.

Fairbanks described the monthly meeting as 'a mix of several different pro-Trump groups including Virginia Women for Trump' in a post on the Gateway Pundit.

The pro-Trump event was scheduled to begin at 6.30pm. Fairbanks and other conservative figures said that they still planned to attend.

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