The owner of a Virginia bookstore called the police after a woman confronted former White House strategist Steve Bannon on Saturday afternoon.
The woman allegedly called Bannon “a piece of trash,” and refused to leave Black Swan Books until the owner, Nick Cooke, called the police.
“Steve Bannon was simply standing, looking at books, minding his own business. 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,” Cooke said to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
“We are a bookshop. Bookshops are all about ideas and tolerating different opinions and not about verbally assaulting somebody, which is what was happening,” Cooke added.
Twitter users have started using the hashtag “BoycottBlackSwanBooks” to show their support for the woman who harassed Bannon.
Woman in a Richmond book store told Steve Bannon he’s a piece of trash. That’s the nicest thing you could call a white supremacist. Owner of Black Swan Books called the cops & he refused to say if he knows Bannon personally. #BoycottBlackSwanBooks https://t.co/4B497kzZ1J
— #RESISTMORE (@osubusmaj) July 8, 2018
Bannon can now be added to the list of Trump associates who have been verbally harassed in public.
Earlier on Saturday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was confronted with protesters yelling at him as he left a Kentucky restaurant. (RELATED: PROTESTERS CONFRONT MITCH MCCONNELL LEAVING RESTAURANT)
Others who have had similar altercations include White House senior advisor Stephen Miller, former EPA head Scott Pruitt, and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.