Woman brutally calls out her own Trump-supporting mother after spotting her at the Capitol riots

Ellie Abraham@ellieabraham
Monday 11 January 2021 15:40
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Supporters of US President Donald Trump participate in a ‘Stop the Steal' protest outside of the Capitol building in Washington DC US 6 January, 2021(REUTERS)

In a time where political divides are growing ever wider, it’s unsurprising that disagreements about political beliefs have fractured families across the world.

Here in the UK, debates around Brexit have certainly strained familial bonds, meanwhile in the US, Trump and his divisive politics have done that same.

That was no more obvious than when an 18-year-old woman spotted her mother at a Trump protest and proceeded to call out her hypocrisy.

Helena Duke had spotted her mother in footage posted on social media in which violence erupted as Helena’s mother Therese attempted to grab a Black woman who was surrounded by a crowd of white Trump supporters.

Therese had travelled to Washington DC in secret and had turned off her phone’s location in an attempt to prevent her daughter from finding out where she was.

However, in the viral clip, Helena recognised her mother, as well as her uncle Richard Lorenz and aunt Annie Lorenz. None of them had informed 18-year-old Helena they were attending the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally.

In a Twitter post, Helena retweeted the footage with a caption reading: 

“hi mom remember the time you told me I shouldn’t go to BLM protests bc they could get violent...this you?”

The post gathered a huge response from other people who have lost relatives to the “Trump Cult”, as well as people showing respect to Helena for standing against racism from her own family.

In true Twitter form, others saw the funny side of the situation.

Racist parents everywhere should be quaking.

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