FLEMINGTON, NJ – Trump derangement syndrome has struck one small New Jersey town after Flemington Mayor Betsy Driver made a post on the Hunterdon GOP Facebook page this weekend that angered Republicans and Trump supporters alike.
“This is day one of the new SCOTUS term – the religious zealots want to enact the Christian version of Sharia law,” Driver said in a now-deleted post. ” If you voted for the orange monster with COVID, go fuck yourself. If you plan on voting for him again, unfriend me and go fuck yourself again.”
New Jersey GOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt quickly condemned Driver and called for her to apologize to her constituents which she had offended.
“President Trump earned nearly 43% of the vote amongst Mayor Driver’s constituents,” said NJGOP Chairman Steinhardt. “I think we all know she will never step down, but is it too much to ask for her to apologize? Her comments are bigoted and hateful and quite frankly the silence on the left speaks to the character of party leaders like Tom Malinowski and Phil Murphy who lack the courage to stand up to people in their own party.”
A former Republican “Never Trumper” who once called Trump a “Charlatan” and criticized those who supported the President in 2016 has also jumped in to condemn Driver. Now, former NJ Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli is running for Governor of New Jersey, as a Republican is calling for Driver’s resignation.
“What has become of us? The vitriolic language of Mayor Driver is totally unacceptable,” Ciattarelli said. “By any elected official, it has no place whatsoever in the public discourse. I join with Chairman Plumer in calling for Driver’s resignation & urge leaders across our state to do the same.”
In 2015, Ciattarelli said Trump was a charlatan who is embarrassing our country, adding that Trump was not fit to be president.
“Sitting silently and allowing him to embarrass our country is unacceptable,” Ciattarelli said. “He is not fit to be president of the United States,” Ciattarelli said.
Matt Rooney, editor of Save Jersey, a conservative blog site also called for Driver’s resignation. In 2016, Rooney said on his website, “We should throw Trump supporters over the wall.”