Two Chicago entrepreneurs were making a go of it with their Worlds of Music store, but their economic fortunes took a turn for the worse when the community found out they were supporters of Donald Trump. Since then, they’ve been forced to announce the closing of their retail business due to the decline in sales and the increase in hostile threats from scowling liberals.
Suzzanne Monk and Alexander Duvel appeared on Fox & Friends this weekend to discuss how going to a Trump rally last year set the ball in motion. The rally, which was never held because Chicago protesters rioted, led Monk and her husband to post about the experience online.
“We actually drew some attention from the left, and they ‘outed’ us at that point as Trump supporters,” Monk said.
She told the program’s hosts that she and her partner had since received a number of threats and that their sales had begun to sink. She said liberals would not even come near their shop anymore.
“[It was] like I was just become more of a liability to them, because they couldn’t associate or recommend my shop simply because of their peer group being so seriously anti-Trump,” Duvel said.
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Monk said that even people the two have known for a long time have “decide[d] we’re white supremacists, we’re xenophobes, not out of any evidence… only evidence that we have voted for Donald Trump.”
Clayton Morris remarked that it was another example of the “tolerant” Chicago left’s activity.
Morris reported the two poured their life savings into running the store, and will close the retail part of their business, focusing on online sales and repairs.
Duvel and Monk set up a GoFundMe page to help with some of their costs, Morris said.
It’s a shame that their liberal customers were so enraged by a contrary political opinion that they had to stop buying from the store, but it’s not too surprising. And if we know conservatives, Duvel and Monk might find that they just tapped into a whole new market.