MARTA employee faces punishment for tweet threatening to kill Donald Trump

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Donald Trump (Photo credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com)

The fallout from the presidential election continues to layout across the nation. One day after Donald Trump was elected president, an employee of MARTA, Atlanta’s public transit system, allegedly sent out a threatening tweet aimed at Trump.

“I wish I had the balls to kill him myself,” Aleama Phillips tweeted with the hashtag “AssassinateTrump.”


According to WSBTV, the tweet was discovered by officials at MARTA who released a statement about the tweet. “MARTA recently became aware of a disturbing social media message directed at President-elect Trump that has been attributed to a part-time employee. The Authority does not condone any comments or depictions of violence. While we conduct our internal investigation, the employee has been relieved of duty.”

Since Trump became president-elect, the country’s divide has become more evident. Protests have broke out across the nation to condemn Trump’s views. Furthermore, Trump supporters have been accused of using racism and intimidation to threaten minorities.


In West Virginia, Pamela Ramsey Taylor, a director Clay County Development Corporation in West Virginia, made a disparaging Facebook post aimed at Michelle Obama. In the racist post Taylor wrote, “It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House. I’m tire of seeing a Ape in heels.” The post was then liked by the mayor of Clay, Beverly Whaling, who wrote, “Just made my day Pam” in the comments section.

The post soon went viral as Taylor’s racist views created an uproar. Although she deleted the post, Taylor was placed on leave from her position which is a government-funded non-profit organization. Whaling recently resigned as mayor.

Phillips has been relieved of her duties at MARTA while they investigate to see if her social media account was hacked.

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