Hypocrites show hate does have a home with them

How many liberals who display signs in their yards that say “Love Trumps Hate” and “Hate Has No Home Here” are actually hate-filled hypocrites?

Look no further than yesterday’s terrifying news that Donald Trump Jr.’s wife was hospitalized after opening a letter at her mother’s New York apartment that contained a white powder substance. Frightened and feeling nauseated she called 911, not knowing whether it was a deadly toxin such as anthrax or another biological chemical sent by terrorists. Thankfully, the substance was later found to be nonhazardous, but the hoax was no laughing matter. Especially since in 2001 anthrax spores killed five and infected 17.

Trump Jr. tweeted: “Thankful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation that occurred this morning. Truly disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior.”

Here are a few examples:

@NickFromJersey: “Hopefully she sneezed on her husband while she was opening the package.”

@zoloftshorty: “Come on anthrax” — with a GIF of a man dancing.

@practical: “Am I supposed to feel sorry for her?”

@saap34: “False alarm, that was just the cocaine she ordered.”

This comes on the heels of the hate that came from the left following the deadly train crash in Virginia carrying GOP lawmakers to a retreat earlier this month. Best-selling author Stephen King tweeted, “A trainload of Republicans on their way to a pricey retreat hit a garbage truck. My friend Russ calls that karma.”

Nevermind that a man was killed in the crash. Frequent MSNBC guest and Daily Beast writer Sam Stein joked the train crash was a “metaphor” for the Republican Party. I don’t know how a blue-collar worker being killed in a gruesome train wreck is funny.

That didn’t stop @PalmerReport from tweeting: “Train full of republican congressmen collides with garbage truck. No one was injured in the vehicle that was transporting trash. No word on the garbage truck.”

And then there was Jonathan Tasini, a frequent CNN commentator and Bernie Sanders strategist: “Wow, btwn train full of Goopers hitting truck and this, God is working hard today to clean up the stink. Thank her.”

Yet this is the same party that assails President Trump’s character at every opportunity, accusing him of spreading hate when that emotional poison is lurking in their own backyards.

So the next time you see a “Love Trumps Hate” sign in your neighborhood, ask yourself if that’s a sincere sentiment or phony baloney. Chances are it’s the latter.

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Adriana Cohen is host of the “Adriana Cohen Show” heard Wednesdays at noon on Boston Herald Radio. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.