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Lawmaker triggered by teen’s Trump t-shirt just made things worse; mom says she needs to seek therapy

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Things just got worse for a Texas Democratic councilwoman who berated a group of teenage girls when she was triggered by a Trump shirt.

The attorney representing West University Place Councilwoman Kellye Burke, who was charged with a misdemeanor for her outburst, threw gasoline into the embers of the fallout, prompting Burke to refute his remarks.


Burke had apologized to the parents of one of the teens who was confronted by the councilwoman while waiting on line to buy cookies at a local shop with friends. Burke had yelled “Grab them by the p*ssy” at the young girl who was wearing a shirt that read, “Trump: Make America Great Again.”

The parents accepted the apology offered later by Burke, who was charged with a “class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge.”

Enter Burke’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, who then gave a local website a statement supposedly from the councilwoman following her apology.

“I apologized. I was not aware that repeating the President’s words was a crime. On behalf of the President and me, please forward additional questions to the White House.”


But following another round of “backlash,” Burke asked the website to pull the statement as it was from her attorney and not herself.

At which point, Hardin issued an apology. Kind of.

The parents of the young girl bullied by Burke  – and who had initially accepted the councilwoman’s apology – now thought she “should seek therapy.”

The parents’ sentiments were echoed by many on Twitter who continued to follow the unfolding drama.


Frieda Powers


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