The Huffington Post has published, and removed, an article by contributor Chris Cali, titled ‘Trump Supporters Deserve to Die More Than I Do.”
Cali, an artist and musician from Oakland, California, has been a contributor to the website since 2014. His other stories on the website include headlines such as, ‘America Could Be Great, But You’ll Be Dead By Then,’ and ‘If You Don’t Vote Democrat This November, Then F*ck You.”
In his piece published earlier this month, which is no longer posted, but has been archived here, Cali argues that supporters of Trump’s “putrid dumpster fire of an administration” do not live in cities that would be the target of attacks by terrorists.
“In fact, the majority of states where Trump supporters continue to wear their red “MAGA” caps and give a solid thumbs up to the putrid dumpster fire of an administration he’s been running so far don’t contain a single town where a ‘radical Islamic terrorist’ would even stop to take a shit in a Walmart bathroom, let alone one that a crazed N. Korean leader would want to nuke into oblivion,” Cali wrote. “If the bombs start dropping, it’ll be on cities like New York, Los Angeles, hell maybe even Miami.”
Cali goes on to say that “if at one point I was nearly convinced to feel compassion toward people who voted against my interests, what am I to make of people who are so willfully ignorant and bigoted that they cheerfully vote against their own?” He claims that Trump supporters aren’t “only ignorant,” they are “proud of it” and “revel in it.”
The ranting blogger asserts that Trump supporters “hate immigrants and blacks and Jews and gays and women and trans people in bathrooms,” and that they “can’t wait to see you deported or dead.” He also claims that Trump supporters “want to call you a ‘n-gger’ to your face and dare you to do something about it.”
While his breathless and hysterical claims are obviously false, in most cases, the author goes on to declare his disdain for people in flyover states who would dare to vote for their own interests. He claims that the people “he knows” who live in “New York, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco” are the good people who want to “leave the world a better place than they found it,” and “embrace the differences that make us all human” — ironically praising diversity while fantasizing about the death of those with ideological views that differ from his own.
“So sorry not sorry, but the ones who actually deserve to have a nuke dropped on them first are the ones who voted to get us all into this mess,” Cali wrote, adding that “the world really wouldn’t miss them one itty bitty damn bit.”
Referencing the current rise in overdoses in the small town’s he detests so fully, Cali morbidly writes that “if a bunch of these hypocrites who chanted ‘lock her up’ overdose on Oxy and decimate their Podunk towns, honestly, the human species will be better off without them.”
When questioned by Free Beacon reporter Alex Griswold if the Huffington Post has “any editorial standards at all,” Huffington Post’s Editor in Chief Lydia Polgreen responded saying that they do, and noted that it was “deleted almost immediately after it appeared.”
We do, which is why that blog on our platform was deleted almost immediately after it appeared.
— Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen) April 21, 2017
Responding to the backlash he is now facing online, Cali tweeted “racists/bigots bothered by an article that was meant to bother them,” with a laughing emoji. He also tweeted that he stands by his article.