ThinkProgress Editor Afraid Of His Plumber – And It’s Donald Trump’s Fault

Mature plumber fixing a sink at kitchen

Ned Resnikoff is afraid of his plumber.

Not in any real way, mind you. More in a whiny, liberal pants-wetting way. The liberal ThinkProgress editor is worried that his plumber voted for Donald Trump.

In a Facebook post that has gone viral, he said the thought that his white, middle-aged plumber might have vote for Trump has him “rattled.”

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The visit from the terrifying man came four days after the 2016 election. It left Resnikoff shaken to the core, even though he admitted the plumber was “a perfectly nice guy and a consummate professional.”

“But he was also a middle-aged white man with a southern accent who seemed unperturbed by this week’s news,” he wrote.

That’s right. Because the man wasn’t weepy about the election, he assumed he couldn’t possibly be a liberal Hillary supporter. And for that, he might be right.

His real fear? The plumber might find out he was Jewish, The Washington Free Beacon reports.

While I had him in the apartment, I couldn’t stop thinking about whether he had voted for Trump, whether he knew my last name is Jewish, and how that knowledge might change the interaction we were having inside my own home,” he said.

The “uncertainty” of the situation left Resnikoff “rattled for some time.”

“I have no real reason to believe he was a Trump supporter or an anti-Semite, but in my uncertainty I couldn’t shake the sense of potential danger,” he wrote. “I was rattled for some time after he left.”

Resnikoff says that he is does not often have a “sense of danger” because he is “still a straight, white guy who can phenotypically pass for gentile” and his “first name is pretty WASP-y.”

He finished up his post by reminding us that because of Donald Trump, “ambiguous social interactions now feel unsafe and unpredictable in a way they never did before.”

And even if Trump isn’t re-elected in four years, “I don’t expect to over reclaim that feeling of security.

“That’s just one more thing you voted for, if you voted for him.”


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Robert Gehl

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Robert Gehl is a college professor in Phoenix, Arizona. He has over 15 years journalism experience, including two Associated Press awards. He lives in Glendale with his wife and two young children.

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