In the early morning hours of Oct. 27, James Otis took a pickax and sledgehammer to Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Shortly after the incident, a homeless woman, Denise Scott, 69, who was living on the streets of Los Angeles, arrived on the scene to guard Trump’s star.
Scott said at the time, “I’m gonna stay here and watch this and make sure nobody touches it.” Scott even had handwritten pro-Trump signs that read “20 Million Illegals and Americans Sleep on the Streets in Tents. Vote Trump,” and “Obama Threw Us Under the Bus.”
Sadly, Scott was targeted by liberals who harassed and viciously attacked her on the street. One witness captured a video of the violent attack, after which she was seen lying on the pavement. One man then took her signs and ripped them apart in front of the media and passersby.
Since that time, it has been reported that Scott received an outpouring of support from over 1,000 Americans, including President-elect Trump, who had a “gift” for the woman.
Efforts to rescue Scott have shed light on a “big lesson in the epidemic of homelessness,” said Justin Best, a U.S Marine who raised $38,555 on GoFundMe to help Scott with housing, health care, food, clothing, and employment assistance.
Despite altruistic attempts to save Scott from the streets, it appears that rescuing her from homelessness is a much bigger issue than money can solve.
Best claims that he underestimated how “difficult” it would become to help her. “We would find Denise, but then she would disappear again. People are very committed to helping her, but she goes back and forth between deciding she wants our help and doesn’t.”
Lisa McQuaige, a gospel singer who was designated to manage the donated monies in Scott’s name, said, “Sometimes Denise treats me as her friend, but most of the time she looks at me like I am her enemy.”
An attempt was made before Christmas to put Scott up in an extended-stay room and purchase groceries for her. But, only two days into the arrangement she took off with the food provided and headed back to the streets, said McQuaige.
Fox News recently helped relocate Scott on the streets where she has lived for over a decade, and she was discovered still wearing her Trump-Pence gray sweatshirt.
The homeless Scott stated, “Black people came from the Republican party.” She agrees with Trump on many issues pertaining to illegal immigration and Obamacare.
She continued, “We need to put Americans first. Good doctors don’t want to be doctors anymore. It has destroyed the health industry.” After making these comments, Fox News reported that Scott “went into a fog, succumbing to whatever substances she had inside her.”
Linda Evans, a case manager at the Center for Community Health Downtown in Los Angeles, said Scott declined offers to return to a clean room that had been arranged by Best and McQuaige.
McQuaige remains optimistic that Scott will come around while acknowledging her need for rehabilitation. “Ending her homelessness is going to take much more than money…,” she said, wistfully.
H/T: Fox News
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