A woman who launched a series of personal attacks on a man she did not know just because he was wearing a Donald Trump campaign hat has lost her job, a report says.
A man identified as “Victor F.” by members of the Palo Alto, California, media wore his “Make America Great Again” cap into a Starbucks in town and Rebecca Parker Mankey, saw him there. She took exception to his hat and began posting a series of social media attacks against the man.
“This crazy woman came over and started raving at me. She turned to the rest of Starbucks and said, ‘Hey everybody, here’s this racist over here. He hates brown people, he’s crazy, he’s a Nazi,’ and so forth,” Victor F. told KPIX 5.
Mankey began taking close up photos of Victor at the Starbucks as she loudly denigrated the 74-year-old man.
“She didn’t want to discuss the issues with me. She wanted just to scream about Nazis and so on and that’s what we’ve sunken to,” Victor told the media.
Aftr she called him a racist and a Nazi, Victor amused his fellow Starbucks customers by picking up his MAGA hat and revealing that he was wearing a Yarmulke and that he is Jewish!
“People with an education should know better than to say stupid things like that,” Victor drily said.
After haranguing him for a time, Mankey left, but apparently her hate drove her right back again and she was soon back in the store attacking the man.
She then began posting about Victor on her social media accounts.
In one post, Mankey said she was going to “publicly shame” Victor, “try to get him fired” from his job, and “get kicked out of every club he belongs to.
Mankey kicked up such a hatefest against the elderly man that her employer, Gryphon Stringed Instruments, decided that she was acting like a dangerous person and they fired her from her accountant’s job.
“We feel that music is what brings people together. So having someone then making comments that are so divisive is not consistent with our values,” store owner Richard Johnston told the media.
Mankey has since suddenly gone quiet on social media.
She should have chosen “quiet” beforehand!
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