A crazed liberal who harassed a Trump supporter in a “Make America Great Again” hat at a restaurant before publicizing the incident in a Twitter post has been revealed as a former Democrat National Committee staffer.
TJ Helmstetter initially bragged about the incident before being piled on publicly for his unhinged, intolerant behavior. He then locked down his Twitter after realizing how badly he embarrassed himself in a series of posts.
Daily Mail reporter David Martosko pointed out that Helmstetter once worked as regional press secretary for the Democratic National Committee in 2016.
I just remembered that he was a regional press secretary for the DNC in 2016 https://t.co/StSwg5f0PF
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) July 5, 2019
In an op/ed that Helmstetter wrote for The Hill in 2017, he is credited in the byline as an employee “in the communications department of the Democratic National Committee from July 2015 until December 2016, ending the cycle as Associate Communications Director.”
His by-line indicated that Helmstetter is a veteran Democratic Party operative working in “communications efforts at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, the Working Families Party, and three U.S. House races.”
In a subsequent post, Helmstetter described how the management of the Hill Country Barbecue and Market refused to kowtow to his demands after he called them demanding reprisal after the fact.
“Just called the manager there and his answer was “we are an equal opportunity restaurant who welcomes all political viewpoints” before hanging up on me. cool, except MAGA hats actually make clear that POC and LGBT are not welcome at all,” he wrote in a Tweet.
Helmstetter’s incomprehensible blow up is emblematic of the mass insanity that is taking hold within the Democratic Party. It is not a few bad liberal apples who have lost their marbles because of President Trump, but rather, the entire bunch has embraced senseless radicalism, and their extremism is threatening the safety of others.
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