Written by DML
Yesterday, I was walking into a 7-Eleven store to get a cup of coffee. I opened the door and held it open for an African-American man wearing a PENN TRUCKING uniform. He stopped in his tracks when he reached the doorway and asked, “Do I know you?”
Having never seen this man in my life, I responded, “Maybe you’ve seen me on TV?”
He looked at my face long and hard, then replied, “No, I don’t watch TV.” I smiled and tried moving into the store but he said, “Wait. Seriously, I know you — I’ve just seen you recently.” I remained polite and replied, “Have a great day.”
As I walked away from him, I noticed the other people standing at the coffee counter staring at me — clearly, they were listening to the conversation between myself and the man.
A few seconds later, the man returns to the store and walks over to me as I am making my coffee. My antennas go up — I’m thinking this guy probably figured out who I am and he doesn’t like my politics.
Ready for an altercation, I stand my guard as he holds his cell phone up to my face. “This is you”, he proudly exclaims. He then hits the play button. I see myself sitting on an Amtrak train talking about my experience in Dearborn, Michigan.
I laugh, “Yes, that is me.”
He sticks out his hand and says, “You are my hero, brother.” I ask, “Really, why is that?”
He goes on to tell me about the deliveries he makes to Michigan every few months. “Fred” is a truck driver, and when he goes to Dearborn he cannot believe the changes taking place. “The entire place is written in Arabic. People are dressed in full black dresses from head to toe, their faces are all covered. I don’t like it at all, the place is a mess,” he says.
I ask, “Did you vote for Trump?” He replies, “F*ck yes.”
The woman next to me is making herself a cup of coffee. She stops and asks, “Can I see that video?” Fred hands her the cell phone and she hits play. Fred says, “What he shows in the video is true.” The woman then hits pause and hands the phone back to Fred. “I’ve seen this video — you look different in person,” she says to me.
Fred and the lady tell me they’ve shared the video with all of their friends and family.
To date, just on YouTube alone, it’s been watched more than 2 million times. Tack on the Facebook version and the pirated copies of the video, and the estimated number is closer to 10 million.
The video speaks for itself. Here you go — take a look at Dearborn, Michigan:
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