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The far left often likes to claim it’s the ultimate bastion of tolerance.

But we all know that that’s hardly the case, especially if those four dreaded letters — MAGA — somehow become involved.

You would, however, think that given how much the left likes to accuse conservatives and the right of being homophobic, leftists would be nicer to gay conservatives.

But no. That’s not even remotely true.

Brandon Straka, a gay man who helped found the #WalkAway movement, can personally attest to that fact. Straka is a former liberal who decided to “walk away from the divisive tenets endorsed and mandated by the Democratic Party of today.”

Straka’s grass-roots movement is encouraging other liberals to do the same.

Straka’s mission to walk away was only emboldened after an incident involving a model, Hanna Blanchette, at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

Blanchette, by all appearances the aggressor, harassed and abused Straka simply because of a MAGA hat? I’d say that I’m surprised, but unfortunately, it’s what we’ve come to expect from the left in 2019.

“I could tell by the look on her face that she was condescending,” Straka told Conservative Tribune, a section of The Western Journal, in an exclusive interview.

“‘People who wear that (MAGA hat) are racist,’” Blanchette said, according to Straka.

“‘Why do you say (Trump’s) a racist?’” Straka recalled asking Blanchette. “And she said, ‘Because he is, because he is.’”

Blanchette apparently thinks that “everything (Trump) says and everything he does” is racist. She also wanted to know, “What person in their right mind would wear (a MAGA hat) in public?”

Hilariously, after Blanchette’s smugness gave way to nervousness when Straka began recording the incident, she had the audacity to tattle on Straka. Perhaps even funnier, shortly after the situation was defused, another person came up to Brandon to thank him and express how much he appreciated Straka’s content.

But the best part of all of this is undoubtedly Straka’s response to Blanchette’s brand of bigotry. Upon discovering that Blanchette had posted a GoFundMe, which has since been “completed” for her ill mother, Straka encouraged his followers and fellow Trump supporters to donate to her cause.

“She opened a GoFundMe in 2016 for her mother, who she said had health problems and, I think, had cancer,” Straka told Conservative Tribune. He posted to Twitter his response to Blanchette’s aggression.

“Please DO NOT engage in any act of retaliation, hatred, or unkindness toward this person,” Straka posted on Twitter. “Let’s show what makes America great- combating hate with love.”

“Let’s just help this family and sign it from a ‘Trump supporter,’” Straka told Conservative Tribune. “So people did. People donated almost $1,000 within just a few minutes. And then she just closed the GoFundMe down.

“Liberals are so hostile and violent and aggressive these days, and give themselves permission to be so openly contemptuous and physically aggressive with conservatives and Trump supporters,” Straka explained, when asked what inspired him to respond to Blanchette in the way that he did. “Wouldn’t it be something if we showed the exact opposite behavior in return?

“So, rather than identify her and have everyone harass her the way she harassed me, or be nasty to her the way she initiated nastiness with me, what if we just did something incredibly loving and kind and compassionate for her and her family?”

Straka also reflected on how he was “saddened and disappointed” after Blanchette shut down the GoFundMe page.

“By closing down the GoFundMe, she sort of shut the door on an opportunity to stop hating people that she obviously has totally has misperceptions about,” Straka said.

Straka is currently filming a video series for Walk Away in Michigan about a litany of topics, including liberal media bias, socialism and racism.

“What just happened to me in the airport proves, now more than ever, why education is so very needed for young people and for people who have been indoctrinated and brainwashed by the liberal media,” said Straka.

That is a simply awesome message that cannot be spread far enough.

Let the left continue to say with its words that it’s the party of love and tolerance. The right can prove otherwise through its actions.

The Western Journal did reach out to Hanna Blanchette for comment. At the time of publication of this article, we have not yet received a response.



  1. Big Montana

    April 14, 2019 at 7:50 am

    More than just a little disturbing that these mentally ill people who, are an obvious danger to themselves and others, are allowed to wonder around our Great Nation spewing their hatred.

  2. H

    April 14, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Yuck, she’s a model, ugly inside and out.

  3. H

    April 14, 2019 at 7:54 am

    She’S a model? Ugly inside and out.

  4. Peter Lines

    April 14, 2019 at 7:56 am

  5. Joseph Kempski

    April 14, 2019 at 8:15 am

    By shutting down the website, it was either a lie or she rather she her mother Die. Guess she don’t care about her mother dying. What a loser

  6. Joseph Kempski

    April 14, 2019 at 8:16 am

    By shutting down the website, it was either a lie or she rather she her mother Die. Guess she don’t care about her mother dying. What a loser. Ps not pretty enough to be a model

  7. MissD

    April 14, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Typical “dumb” model … “he just is””.

  8. Ann

    April 14, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Love Brandon! Love his movement! Brandon is one of the best things that have happened to the conservative cause. Go Brandon!

  9. Gayle

    April 14, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    I guess she would rather her mother die than to take money from very good caring people she accuse of being hateful and racist. That or she was lying about the reason of the GoFund Me account!

    • Laurie

      April 14, 2019 at 3:47 pm

      Word. You nailed it exactly.

  10. madge

    April 14, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    these people on the left are so completely blinded by hatred that they cannot recognize anything that is good. The claws of evil are embedded in them so tightly they are unable
    to any longer know what love of neighbor means. I feel sorry for them because undoubtedly they can no longer feel the love of God in their lives either. Perhaps we should all include the entire left in our prayers and let God work in their lives.

  11. Crystal Bradford

    April 16, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Typical liberal imbecile, spews her ignorant mantra but can’t back it up with even 1 example of racism. These people make me sick.

  12. Sharon L

    April 16, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Typical Liberal snowflake! She can not answer a simple question! “He just is”! Unable to give real facts! She is such a moron!

  13. ca

    April 16, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    this is another example of the inarticulate confusion and anger that defines the mental illness it takes to be a liberal in todays america….

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