Hateful Leftists Hijack Public Tribute to Deceased Athlete, Carry Out Sick Anti-Trump Attacks


The baseball world is in mourning this week after Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead Monday in Texas.

It truly was a tragic loss.

Skaggs was just 27 years old — in the prime of his life with many good years ahead of him.

And most people — players, fans, etc. — seemed to recognize the tragic nature of Skaggs’ death.

On Twitter, many posted using the hashtag “RIP45” to memorialize the deceased pitcher. (Skaggs’ jersey number was 45.)

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Unfortunately, there were also users who saw the “RIP45” hashtag and hijacked it to make it about Donald Trump, who is the 45th president of the United States.

Some even went so far as to suggest they wished it were Trump who had died.

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There are plenty more examples, but I think you get the point.

And it should go without saying that these tweets are absolutely vile. Disagree with Trump all you like, but when you say you wish he were dead, then you’ve crossed the line.

As one user noted, “I have seen some disgusting hashtags from the demented Left but this one is just over the line. What on Earth is wrong with you people?”

Thankfully, Twitter was full of similar posts from people infuriated that leftists had hijacked the “RIP45” hashtag in such a disgusting manner.

Skaggs’ death was already a tragedy. The fact that liberals felt the need to bring their sick fantasies about Trump into the mix just made matters worse.

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Joe Setyon was a deputy managing editor for The Western Journal who had spent his entire professional career in editing and reporting. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine.
Joe Setyon was deputy managing editor for The Western Journal with several years of copy editing and reporting experience. He graduated with a degree in communication studies from Grove City College, where he served as managing editor of the student-run newspaper. Joe previously worked as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine, a libertarian publication in Washington, D.C., where he covered politics and wrote about government waste and abuse.
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