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Dem Lawmaker Was Just Harassed By Trump Supporter During Grocery Store Run: ‘Go Back Where You Came From’

erica-thomas harassed by trump supporter

It’s officially the new narrative for Trump supporters: “Go back to where you came from.”

This phrase has been in the news lately for different reasons. First, Donald Trump used it to tell four Congresswomen to go back to their country despite all of them being U.S. citizens. Then, Trump’s supporters started the chant during a rally earlier this week. Now, State Rep. Erica Thomas (D) received the harsh comments while making a run to the grocery store.

Thomas, minority vice chairwoman in the Georgia state House, tweeted Friday that she was “verbally assaulted” at the supermarket by a white man who told her she was “a lazy SOB” because she had more than the maximum items to enter an express lane.

Thomas recounted the exchange in a Facebook Live video that has since been reposted to Twitter.

“I’m at the grocery store, and I’m in the aisle that says ’10 items or less.’ Yes, I have 15 items, but I’m nine months pregnant, and I can’t stand up for long,” Thomas says in the video through tears. “And this white man comes up to me and says, ‘You lazy son of a bitch.'”

“He says, ‘You lazy son of a bitch. You need to go back where you came from,'” Thomas continues, adding that she tried to explain that she was pregnant and not lazy. “It hurt me so bad. … I couldn’t get anything out. I could just tell him, ‘Please leave me alone.'”

This needs to stop. NOW!

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