Supporters of Donald Trump attempted to get a Hillsborough, New Jersey man fired from his job at a homeless family shelter after he decided to support the movement to bring the Baby Trump balloon to the state. Not only did the attempt fail, it actually motivated Didier Jimenez-Castro to work harder on making his campaign go viral.
Trump’s hateful supporters called Jimenez-Castro’s job and told his employer that he was misrepresenting the organization according to NJ.com
As a protest organizer, he didn’t shy away from naming his place of employment and later was forced to speak with his bosses and human resources department after angry Trump supporters called and complained about his activism.
“My bosses told me to keep doing what I’m doing, and I don’t have to worry about any backlash,” he revealed. “They said, ‘don’t worry about Trump supporters, HR is dropping everything.'”
Jimenez-Castro worked hand-in-hand with Jim Girvan, organizer of anti-Trump activist group The People’s Motorcade. They hoped to raise $4,500, instead, their GoFund Me page took in $23,693 in seven days. The campaign was so successful that it was stopped from further action by the group on July 18.
The extra money from the campaign will be used to purchase Trump quadruplet balloons, creating an even bigger spectacle thanks to Trump’s supporters.
Supporters of the President have promised to pop the balloon and disrupt the peaceful protest in general.
“At the end of the day, you have a backbone and say you’re going to push against this,” the activist told NJ.com. “If you poke a lion, you’re going to hear it roar.”
Money from the GoFundMe campaign is being used for “purchasing the Babies, future shipping fees while on tour, permits, security, publicity, babysitter gear and other Baby Trump stuff. Our books are open,” according to the fundraising page.
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James Kosur is the former Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Hill Reporter. He recently served as an editor for Business Insider and various other publications. James and his partners sold Hill Reporter to a new owner in July 2019.