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Bolton expresses outrage over mock Trump assassination


By Glenn Minnis | Sep 5, 2019

Yvonne Bolton

Former Will County Board candidate Yvonne Bolton may be even more outraged than most by the recent mock assassination of President Donald Trump at a political fundraiser for state Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago).

“Speaking as a Latina, I'm ashamed that a Hispanic committed such a disgraceful act,” Bolton told the Will County Gazette. “As a Hispanic, we were taught respect, and more and more I see it less and less represented.”

The controversy unfolded Aug. 16, when a man posed with a fake rifle pointed at a person in a costume of President Donald Trump wearing traditional Mexican clothing at a MAS Havana Night Golf Clasico fundraiser for Sandoval. The photos were later posted to social media, prompting Sandoval to issue a public apology more than 48 hours later.  

Bolton worried that the damage may already be done.

“I especially don't like it coming from them because I love this country and everything it represents, including our president because I feel he shares my feelings for this nation,” she said. “Disagreement on policy is one thing. What transpired with Rep. Sandoval was completely unacceptable, and an apology seems ridiculous to me.”


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