Scott Presler is an avid supporter of President Donald J. Trump. The man known as #ThePersistance on Twitter can often be seen around the country waving signs, touting the president's success, and talking to virtually anybody he can about the movement to make America great again. But, today, while in Philadelphia for a rally supporting the police, Presler returned to his car nearly completely destroyed.
Presler was attending the ACT for America rally to show support for police in the city of brotherly love as well as across America. But, he noticed some was awry when he got to his car. His tired were completely deflated. Likewise, there were various dents, smashed mirrors, and scratches all over the body of the car. Presler's car has a Trump bumper sticker on it and seems to have been targeted due to support for the president. Nothing was stolen, which only furthers this suspicion.
The man was understandably taken aback and tweeted at Philadelphia's mayor asking how these actions inspire anybody to move to his "anti-police sanctuary city."
Dear @PhillyMayor,— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) August 4, 2018
Today, I went to Philly, the City of Brotherly Love, to rally in support of your police.
When I returned to my car, all 4 tires were slashed. How does this inspire people to move to your anti-police sanctuary city? pic.twitter.com/VhuYF0nAUx
This caught the attention of Brad Parscale, President Trump's 2020 campaign manager. Parscale labeled it a "sign of weakness from the left." Parscale also questioned whether Democratic leaders will voice their concern and standup against this needless destruction and hate.
Sign of weakness from the left. When people are desperate they resort to cowardly acts. Will Dem leaders stand up against this and stop the unnecessary damage it is causing? #WeWillStandTogether https://t.co/dc7ifdUCoF— Brad Parscale (@parscale) August 4, 2018
This vandalism occurs as rhetoric from folks like Rep. Maxine Waters call for Americans to harass and target Trump officials in public.