A grown man attacked a seven-year-old boy, calling him a “racist,” because he raised $5,000 to help President Trump build his border wall.
Little Benton Stevens became enthused about national security after viewing President Trump’s State of the Union address. The boy was told in school that the wall was “racist,” but after Trump’s speech, the boy changed his mind and went all in for the president’s border security ideas.
Benton’s mother, Jennifer, told the media that her son wanted to do has part.
“He wanted to know about the wall so we explained what it was about and he was like, ‘I want to raise money for the wall,'” Jennifer Benton told KXAN-TV.
But it was not long before her son became a target of liberals.
“People think he’s brainwashed,” Stevens told the media. “Well, of course, he supports Trump because we do, and he hears how we talk and this and that. Call that brainwashing, but I call it parenting, because we instill our values in him.”
On Saturday, Benton set up his stand at a Steiner Ranch strip mall for an hour. Stevens says in that time, he made $231 in sales. But, not everyone was appreciative of the family’s efforts.
“I guess some liberals – or whatever you want to call them – they were griping at the owner (of the store) and going in and yelling at him and slamming him on Facebook,” she said. While the stand wasn’t on the store’s property, according to Stevens, her husband decided to close it down that day. KXAN reached out to the owner of the store, but he declined to comment.
In the hour that Benton was selling hot chocolate, Stevens says someone posted a picture of him and his stand in several Facebook pages and the issue took off.
“He was called a little Hitler yesterday,” Stevens added. “A guy pointed at him in his car and then he said that we didn’t like brown people. I don’t understand that at all.”
Leave it to liberals to attack a little boy because they don’t agree with his politics.
Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.