A lot of people are not taking the transition into the new presidential term well, and Trump supporters are clearly taking it the hardest.
Observing the couple off of the corner of Minnesota 96 and Centerville Road, positioned on the ground next to their sign, 50-year-old Mark Anthony Ulsaker decided to take action as a Trump supporter by pulling over to confront the couple.
Ulsaker approached the 80-year-old man and 78-year-old woman from behind, yelling profanities and swinging a golf club at them. He struck the chair the woman was sitting in so hard, he broke the golf club. Then without his weapon, Ulsaker proceeded to punch the elderly man in the head.
He then returned to his red pickup truck and drove it up over the curb, frightening the elderly woman before fleeing the scene.
After multiple people called 9-1-1 with concerns about the incident, the police appeared at the scene and were able to track Ulsaker’s location, based on the license plate number witnesses had taken down during the incident.
When they initially attempted to make an arrest, Ulsaker swung at one of the officers, who later claimed to have pain in his hand from blocking Ulsaker’s blows.
Another officer then produced a stun gun, to which Ulsaker conceded.
Though Ulsaker has already made his first appearance in court, it’s unclear what his counts might be.
Twitter users of course had a lot to say about the situation, citing specific concerns about how Trump supporters have handled themselves throughout the election season, particularly now with Joe Biden projected as President-Elect.
Unfortunately this behavior is becoming more common among trump supporters. Be careful out there in Biden gear. Be proud but also aware. https://t.co/jRVWxzRN8A
— Jonathan (@jdOswald2) November 12, 2020
Tell me again how Trump supporters are better people?https://t.co/hMkUP8GASj
— Mok (@MynameisMok) November 11, 2020
I'm sad to see such a mongrel of a human living in my state…they're everywhere! Almost 70 Million voted for the Rump and what he stands for!
Trump supporter attacks elderly couple with golf club because their political sign made him angry – https://t.co/RZ8jfrPG1j
— CRS Marshall (@Atticus733) November 11, 2020
I now understand why my sister (a US citizen) wouldn't accept my gift of a Trump baby blimp t-shirt. She told me she was afraid she'd be shot by a crazy Trump supporter if she wore it. I thought at the time she was paranoid. I get it now.https://t.co/EmbuchL88b
— You've Been Fired, Bunker Boy (@M_JClayton) November 11, 2020
It’s completely understandable that some people would be disappointed at the selection of a president, since there is disappointment for some people every four years.
That being said, handling the situation with grace and continuing to be a functioning, contributing member of society is also a requirement. Striking an elderly person who does not share your political views surely does not fit the bill.