When you pick a fight with Donald Trump you don’t get to whine when people send you meaningless “death threats” on social media.
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Boston.com: A 19-year-old New Hampshire college student says she faced a torrent of death threats and internet hate after President-elect Donald Trump insulted her on Twitter for asking tough questions at one of his campaign rallies. Lauren Batchelder told The Washington Post that she was a freshman at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire in October 2015 when she took the microphone at a political forum in Manchester and spoke her mind to Trump.
“So, maybe I’m wrong,” Batchelder said. “Maybe you can prove me wrong, but I don’t think you’re a friend to women.”
Alright, so this chick went to a Trump rally with the sole intention of telling him that he’s “no friend to women.” When you do this you’re completely surrendering any sort of privacy you previously had. This is how life works in grown up world.
“I knew I shouldn’t have picked her!” Trump said, before discussing the many opportunities he gave women at his various companies. “I love women, I respect women, I cherish women,” he said at one point.
Batchelder, who is studying history and gender studies at St. Anselm, took the microphone back.
Gender studies!! Because OF COURSE she’s majoring in GENDER STUDIES!!
“I want to get paid the same as a man, and I think you understand that,” Batchelder said. “So if you become president, will a woman make the same as a man, and do I get to choose what I do with my body?”
Listen snowflake – the gender wage gap is a proven myth. Women don’t make $0.77 for every $1 a man makes because of sexism. If women would do the same job a man does for less money then companies would ONLY hire women, as it would be more cost effective. The real reason this number exists is because of choices individual women make in their careers. Whether that means less risky career choices, or time off to raise kids, the fact remains that women, just like men, are paid based on their value. Luckily for you not one, not two, but THREE federal laws already exist that ensure wage discrimination in the workplace cannot occur based on gender.
“You’re going to make the same if you do as good of a job,” Trump said. “And I happen to be pro-life, okay?”
That was the end of Batchelder and Trump’s face-to-face interaction. But thanks to two tweets from the president-elect calling her an “arrogant young woman” and accusing her of being a plant for the Jeb Bush campaign, Batchelder faced the full fury of Trump’s rabid supporters.
The arrogant young woman who questioned me in such a nasty fashion at No Labels yesterday was a Jeb staffer! HOW CAN HE BEAT RUSSIA & CHINA?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2015
How can Jeb Bush expect to deal with China, Russia + Iran if he gets caught doing a “plant” during my speech yesterday in NH?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2015
Oh man, I almost forgot about Trump taking Jeb Bush’s lunch money over and over and over again. This is how it all began.
Batchelder told the Post that her voicemail, Facebook feed and email inboxes began filling up with anonymous threats of bodily harm that were often sexual. As Trump supporters circulated her address online, she left campus in fear. Even a year later, Batchelder says the harassment hasn’t stopped. She told the Postthat five days before the election, she received a Facebook message that said, “Wishing I could f***ing punch you in the face. id then proceed to stomp your head on the curb and urinate in your bloodied mouth and i know where you live, so watch your f***ing back punk.”
“I didn’t really know what anyone was going to do,” Batchelder told the Post. “He was only going to tweet about it and that was it, but I didn’t really know what his supporters were going to do, and that to me was the scariest part.”
Alright, this “I’m scared because of online death threats” bullshit needs to end. Here’s a VERY SMALL sampling of threats we’ve received:
We have hundreds more where that came from. I remember our first death threat. Was kind of worried. Then we realized it came with the territory and these pussies weren’t gonna do shit. This is the price you pay for Internet fame. When you go out of your way to speak your mind like we do, and like this chick did, this is going to happen.
But the joke is the way the media treats it. Like it actually matters. I mean, just look at the headline from the Washington Post:
Trump attacks a citizen? What the fuck are they talking about? Go right ahead and criticize Trump, because there’s a lot there to criticize. But this ain’t it. How did he “attack” a private citizen? By calling her arrogant and blaming Jeb Bush for planting her? This chick knew EXACTLY what she was getting into. She picked a fight with the most controversial, immature candidate in American history by asking a ridiculous question. An ultra-sensitive man who is known to NEVER let anything go. You don’t get to throw haymakers at Trump and think he won’t throw back. That’s not how he got to where he is.
Newsflash – none of these idiots are gonna do shit. They just like getting their jollies by being Internet tough guys. They are trashbags who hide behind computer screens. If they really planned on harming you then they wouldn’t give you a warning first. Although according to this slug rake they will:
True that!! Remember when Dylan Roof Facebook messaged the nine people he killed, warning them that he was gonna shoot them? Oh wait, that never happened. Because in real life people post your address because they’re trying to get under your skin. Not because they’re actually gonna come to your house and hurt you.
So yea, the next time you see someone whining about death threats they received online like this:
Just laugh at them. Because they’re not really “death threats.” They’re meaningless words on the Internet. Sticks and stones will break your bones, but words will never hurt you. Unless you’re a delicate snowflake SJW. Then you’re fucked.
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