Dilbert comics creator Scott Adams was one of the few public figures, months ago, to forecast Donald Trump‘s rise, and often tweets about the candidate. He’s become a Trump supporter, although he says he endorsed Hillary Clinton for his own safety.
Adams and other Trump supporters believe that backing the Republican nominee comes with some risks. He wanted to see what his followers had experienced in an effort to prove his hypothesis, so this week he sent out a tweet asking Trump supporters to give him examples of when they’d been threatened or attacked because of their backing for the Republican nominee.
Tweet me if you were threatened or assaulted for being a Trump supporter. #Clinton
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) September 29, 2016
His tweet garnered lots of responses, and reports of verbal and even physical abuse (though, of course, the claims cannot easily be verified). Here’s a sampling:
— Horhay (@HELlCOPTERS) September 30, 2016
— James (@Merked8) September 29, 2016
@ScottAdamsSays does verbally scolded count? cause that happens every day!
— deplorableG (@whatwudGdo) September 29, 2016
@ScottAdamsSays My friend’s ten year old daughter was attacked by a mob yelling “NAZI” “BITCH” etc. Snatched her Trump sign and ripped it up
— EXODUS 8:4 (@aeonicsonic) September 29, 2016
@ScottAdamsSays Somebody claiming to be a civil rights lawyer called my boss claiming my pro-Trump tweets were breaking the law. lol
— Daniel Gilfilapoulos (@OneTonTurtle) September 29, 2016
— CentipedeImpressions (@AdoraDeplorable) September 30, 2016
Adams also received a response from the developer of the game Gone Home, Steve Gaynor, a social justice warrior and Trump hater.
@ScottAdamsSays flush yourself down a toilet
— Steve Gaynor (@fullbright) September 30, 2016