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Man: Slashing 'Baby Trump' Was Matter of Good vs. Evil

'I get so mad about people not taking a stand,' he says
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 13, 2019 12:21 AM CST
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(Newser) – An Alabama man charged with criminal mischief in the slashing of a towering "Baby Trump" balloon has defended his actions, saying it was a matter of good versus evil. AL.com reports Hoyt Deau Hutchinson called the syndicated radio "Rick & Bubba Show" on Monday to describe what happened. Hutchinson said he was shaking in anger when he drove past the balloon and its handlers Saturday during President Trump's visit to Tuscaloosa. He yelled at the protesters, but then realized they might have seen him, so he bought a University of Alabama shirt to better blend into the crowd and get close to the balloon, he said. Pretending he wanted a picture with the balloon, Hutchinson said he used a material cutter with a sharp razor to slice the balloon open.

"I get so mad about people not taking a stand," he said. "The left wants to use religion against you like you shouldn't act like this and stuff but I'll tell you this—the Devil knows the Bible as good as we do." He added: "We don't have two parties anymore. We have good versus evil. When you got one party that says it's OK to kill babies and by the way, this is the first time I'm ever seen a liberal get mad about chopping up a baby." He said he yelled "Trump 2020" as he was being arrested. He later posted bail and was released, the AP reports. When asked about his motivations, the 32-year-old Hutchinson said he keeps up with politics by watching Fox News and his two favorite anchors, Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity.

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