NYT editorial board member ‘disturbed’ by sight of ‘dozens of American flags’

NYT editorial board member ‘disturbed’ by sight of ‘dozens of American flags’
Brian Williams, Mara Gay (Image: Twitter screen grab)

[Ed. – Is the real issue white Americans who refuse to share the ‘democracy’ [sic] or people like her seeking to exercise unilateral control over it.]

New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay sparked fierce backlash on social media Tuesday after saying she was ‘disturbed’ to see American flags flown on pickup trucks in a recent trip to Long Island.

Speaking on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, she said the flags were being flown on trucks belonging to Trump supporters, with the vehicles also bearing expletives against President Joe Biden.

She said the displays were symptomatic of a broad coalition of Americans who feel threatened as citizens.

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‘The reality is here that we have a large percentage of the American population — I don’t know how big it is, but we have tens of millions of Trump voters who continue to believe that their rights as citizens are under threat by simple virtue of having to share the democracy with others,’ she said.

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