A man who owns and operates an Upper Manhattan café that features Black Lives Matter signs is facing backlash for saying on MSNBC that he voted for President Trump last time and would consider doing so again.
The New York Times published the article titled, “The Cafe Has Black Lives Matter Signs. The Owner Voted for Trump.” Even though the owner, Thomas Bosco, has done many liberal and good things for the community, nothing matters because he had the audacity to tell MSNBC that he voted for the person they don’t like.
According to the Daily Wire, the Times said:
At Indian Road Cafe in Upper Manhattan, a Black Lives Matter sign hangs in a front window. Local writers, artists, musicians and political activists are regulars. And for years, two drag queens have hosted a monthly charity bingo tournament there.
When a worker did not have child care, Mr. Bosco provided it on site, Mr. Bosco and another employee said. They also said that when a different worker feared being stopped by the police and questioned about his immigration status, Mr. Bosco drove that person to and from the cafe.
And on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Mr. Bosco organized a brunch to raise money for an immigrant’s advocacy organization.
But none of this matters since Bosco voted for Bad Orange Man and was considering doing so again. Now, the Daily Wire reports that Bosco isn’t sure, mainly due to the backlash he got from the last one.
The Times continued by reporting on Bosco’s open letter to his community defending his answer to MSNBC and that the segment left out important context:
I answered honestly and from the heart. However, my answer was very much cut short and taken without context in the 9-minute edited version. It missed that I supported, and voted for the last 4 Presidents (including 2 Democrats), that my views are “between the 40’s”/ middle of the road, that I found many things troubling about our administration, but at the end I support the President, the Governor and the Mayor. The headline attributed to me was actually meant for the other guest. It cut out the pain and trouble I find with some things our President says and does. It left out the trouble I was having supporting him. It left out my desire that we all communicate, care for each other, and be examples of the ethic and attitude we wish those that serve us should have.
Bosco also said that he was “truly sorry if this caused any hurt or pain” and that the MSNBC clip “did not represent who I am or where my heart and actions are.”
Cancel culture is real, and it will come after everyone if we’re not careful.