A Tennessean Transgender woman’s truck was set on fire while she and her three-year-old watched. The woman, identified by the Tennessean by the pseudonym Elle to protect her identity said that she heard a car door close and went outside to check. Seeing nothing she went back into her home but a half later she heard a horn honk and saw her truck fully engulfed.
“Most of (the paint) got burned off, but one of the police officers pointed out that it said ‘Trump’ on the hood and the back,” Elle said. She said she had no idea who would have done this.
“It just breaks my heart every time I walk past the driveway.”
She said her toddler is still frightened.
A disabled veteran, Elle served eight years in the U.S. Army. She was medically retired in 2007 after suffering from a severe brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder while on tour in Iraq in 2004.
While she said she hasn’t experienced any discrimination in Cookeville since she came out two years ago, traveling outside of the city has proven dangerous.
“I’ve been in altercations out of town because I’m transgendered,” Elle said. “The last altercation was there (in Crossville) when a man took a swing at me in a bathroom.”
If my community need a reminder of why it’s important to vote for Clinton this is it. This will only grow worse as time passes if Trump is elected. And it would become increasingly worse when his supporters realize their economic situation is not improving. These people that support Trump are the 99%, the ones Trump has made a livelihood victimizing.
But a fair warning. in the event that Trump is not elected the hate crimes will undoubtedly be on the rise too. But in that case, there would be accountability. Please use your power to effect the outcome of this election if you haven’t already.