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Has "Trump Derangement Syndrome" literally gone to liberals' heads?
An author who has been a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award received backlash on Twitter after likening President Trump's red “Make America Great Again” hats to the Nazi swastika -- and urging "normal people" (i.e., non-Trump voters) to avoid wearing any type of red hat, saying they'd be “making people scared” by doing so.
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The Chicago-based author, Rebecca Makkai, 41, made the remarks in a string of tweets beginning over the weekend and carrying into early this week. She also asked sports fans whose teams wear red hats -- such as the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals -- not to don that specific color cap in public.
“Not worth making disenfranchised people feel unsafe,” she wrote.
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She also railed against parody MAGA hats if they, too, are red.
“Also, for the love of God: The clever folks wearing "Make America Read Again" or whatever caps -- NO. You're making everyone scared. Don't do it,” she wrote.
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NEW JERSEY MAN CLAIMS HE WAS ATTACKED FOR WEARING 'MAGA' HAT, CLAIMS TEENS SHOUTED 'F--- TRUMP!'
Makkai's initial tweet has received more than 19,600 likes and been retweeted more than 1,500 times. But several users posted screenshots showing the author had blocked them on Twitter after slamming the “leftist” novelist for being so easily “triggered” by red hats.
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A few did agree with Makkai, and one asked fans of the Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels, Arizona Cardinals and others not to wear a team cap, asserting “Red hats = bigotry.”
But others thought Makkai's idea was way off base.
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"It's a hat, and this is a Free Country, “ John Betts wrote. "The very fact that you’re triggered by the hat shows what a serious problem you have with tolerating opposing political views."
“Is anyone else...
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