A Florida retiree who has not been shy about his criticism of President Donald Trump said he recently found a threatening note on his door, reports WESH 2.
Ed McGinty said he believes he was targeted because of his golf cart with anti-Trump messages.
“I’m the one guy they can’t intimidate, I’m right back in your face if you give me a hard time,” McGinty said.
“BE VERY CAREFUL IF THE – THE WELL BEING OF YOUR FAMILY IS OF IMPORTANCE,” the message read.
A Sumter County Sheriff’s Office report described the note as making a vague threat.
McGinty stands out in The Villages, a Florida retirement community that Trump carried with more than 60 percent of the vote in 2016, as he cruises through the square in his golf cart clad with anti-Trump rhetoric.
“There are some people so far to the right, they think they can intimidate the Democrats and they do a pretty good job of intimidating the Democrats,” McGinty said.
“People go by and give me a thumbs up, others give me the middle finger,” he said.
McGinty said things took a dark turn this week when he found the note on his door threatening his family.
“If anybody’s got a problem with me, come to me, don’t go after my wife because she has nothing to do with this,” McGinty said.
McGinty said he still has ‘remove Trump’ on the back of his cart and ‘dump Trump’ on his hat, but he said he made a deal to tone down the signs to be less insulting.
“I see a lot of pro-Trump ones, but they don’t have negative things about the other parties,” one neighbor said.
McGinty said he just wants to see the country come back together.
“I just hope we can all get back together as a country. We need to do this. We need to get back together.”