Maui Trump supporter’s home egged by vandals
WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Maui woman has been paying a price for supporting Donald Trump. She's had Trump campaign signs ripped up from her lawn in the past. But sometime late Thursday night, vandals took a step further by throwing eggs at her home.
Leslie Kalama posted a Facebook video, showing what she found.
"So this morning we're leaving the house, and this is what we find – eggshells all over the place," she can be heard saying in the video, showing cracked eggs all over her property. "In our yard, on our car, in our driveway, on the house," she says.
"Bunch of scrubs," she says. She blames people opposed to the controversial presidential candidate.
"Good for nothings, don't even know what they don't like about Donald Trump," Kalama continues in the video.
She says she's standing behind Trump, despite a growing list of sexual assault allegations against him that he has called "pure fiction." She also believes she has a right to show her support.
"If someone wants to do the same for Hillary or anybody else, that's their right, you know," she said in a phone interview. "But no one has the right to vandalize anybody's property."
Meanwhile, on Oahu, a small but determined group of Trump supporters has been sign-waving in Ewa every Friday.
"The response has been very good, very great," said Trump supporter Evelyn Arakaki. She said their group has encountered very little of the hostility seen in other parts of the country.
"And there's military that some gives the thumbs down," Arakaki said. "We give them thumbs up, and they laugh and give us the 'aloha' sign."
Even some local Republicans have expressed disappointment at the presidential race, but don't believe it has had a big effect locally.
"I'm very disappointed in the tone and tenor by both sides. I'm disappointed that this was the best America could cough up as two candidates," said Republican state Rep. Bob McDermott of Ewa. "But I don't see it at the local level. I don't."
Kalama has filed a police report for the egging. In the Facebook video, Kalama had a message for whomever threw the eggs.
"Over here at this house, we practice our Second Amendment rights," she says. "So take that as a warning."
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