NEUROTIC: ThinkProgress Senior Editor Is Scared of His Plumber. [archive] Unfortunately, the author of the article didn’t seek out a comment from the person in question, so this remains unconfirmed. But according to a tweet [archive] by “Jason C.” (@CounterMoonbat) on Twitter, Ned Resnikoff allegedly wrote the following, presumably on some social media site, within days of Donald Trump being elected president:

Wanted to share an experience from earlier today. This afternoon, I had aplumber [sic] over to my apartment to fix a clogged drain. He was a perfectly nice guy and a consummate professional. But he was also a middle-aged white man with a southern accent who seemed unperturbed by this week’s news. And while I had him in the apartment, I couldn’t stop thinking about whether he had voted for Trump, whether he knew my last name was Jewish, and how that knowledge might change the interaction we were having inside my own home. I have no real reason to believe he was a Trump supporter or an anti-Semite, but in my uncertainty I couldn’t shake the sense of potential danger. I was rattled for some time after he left.

I’m very privileged insofar as this sense of danger is unfamiliar to me. And I know I feel it much less acutely than a lot of other people right now. I’m still a straight, white guy who can phenotypically pass for gentile. Plus my name is pretty WASP-y.

But today was a reminder that ambiguous social interactions now feel unsafe and unpredictable in a way that they never did before. And even if Trump is gone in four years, I don’t expect to ever reclaim that feeling of security. That’s just one more thing you voted for, if you voted for him.

Ann Coulter commented, [archive] “My favorite kind of liberal drama-queenery: ‘I’m a nut-job, fantasizing that my plumber is going to kill me. Happy NOW, Trump voters???'”