She read the headline out loud: “Joan Rivers died two months after calling Obama gay and Michelle a transvestite.” And then she scrolled through one You Tube video after another, including a 13-minute 28-second one with more than 1.4 million views that she watched again now. In it, a reporter asks Rivers when America will have its first gay president. “We all know that.” “So,” Melanie said, explaining why she thought Rivers was serious. “One more child to sacrifice on the altar of open borders,” Trump said. “What’s so special about Melanie Austin that she had to be hauled away to the nuthouse?
Her boyfriend, Kevin Lisovich, was next to her on the couch, drifting to sleep, a pillow over his head.
Of these, few were more convincing than a video of the late comedian Joan Rivers, which was what brought her to the matter of the first lady.
“Here we go,” she said now, finding it on her phone. “Death, destruction, terrorism and weakness,” Trump said.
The president should be hanged and the White House fumigated and burned to the ground, Melanie wrote, and soon after that, the state police were knocking on her front door. She was in her garage, where she went most mornings at sunrise to say her prayers and check her social media feeds on her phone.
She sat at a big picnic table set with some laminated Holy Land place mats she had gotten during a trip to Israel, and under the Christmas lights in the rafters. “‘A West Virginia member of the House of Delegates says Hillary Clinton should be tried for treason, murder and crimes against the U. Constitution and then hung on the Mall in Washington, D. “I want to find out if he’s going to the nut house because of it,” she said. “Look at this,” she said, pointing to a photo of Michelle Obama with a caption suggesting she is a man.