“You voted for Donald f***** Trump. I hope your whole f***** island sinks.”
That was a typical message among the barrage of hate mail sent to local businesses and residents of a tiny island in Chesapeake Bay.
The reason: Nearly 90 percent of the island’s 500 residents voted for Donald Trump.
Tangier Island, in the middle of Chesapeake Bay, 12 miles from the Virginia mainland, is being eroding away by the sea at the rate of 15 feet a year, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.
The residents have asked the Trump government for funds to help build a $30-million sea wall to save the 1.3-square-mile island.
That request unleashed an onslaught of hate and vile messages from liberals, Democrats and climate change fanatics. The reason for the climateers chiming in is because residents say the cause is natural erosion and not rising sea levels caused by man-made climate change.
“We need help from the erosion,” said the mayor, James “Ooker” Eskridge.
Most of the residents are hard-working, blue collar people, many of them fishermen, who harvest Chesapeake Bay’s popular blue crabs.
Trump telephoned Eskridge and told him not to worry. “Your island has been there for hundreds of years,” the mayor said Trump told him, “and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more.’”