A Richmond, Virginia, bookstore owner called the police on a customer for verbally berating Steve Bannon.
Black Swan Books owner Nick Cooke told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that a woman in the store proceeded to call the former Trump adviser a “piece of trash.”
“Steve Bannon was simply standing, looking at books, minding his own business,” Cooke said. “I asked her to leave, and she wouldn’t. And I said, ‘I’m going to call the police if you don’t,’ and I went to call the police and she left. And that’s the end of the story.”
Philippe Reines, once a top aide to Hillary Clinton, tweeted out the book shop’s address, which was viewed as an implicit call to boycott or attack it.
I’m providing a service to the public by providing the contact information the bookstore posted on their website - presumably with the hope of being contacted. I presented facts w/o encouraging any behavior.— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) July 8, 2018
I’d point out through it’s possible this woman stopped a book burning. pic.twitter.com/ofDi2aA3tM
(via Huffington Post)