In a day and age where it is cool or hip to be different, it seems some conservatives are not afforded that luxury as they have been routinely harassed for supporting the president and for wearing his Make America Great Again red cap.
Mainstream media headlines regularly offer stories of young conservatives getting those red caps ripped off their head or otherwise bothered while just trying to live their lives.
But a new application is looking to help relieve the targeted harassment.
An application which can be downloaded to a person’s mobile phone is called the 63red Safe app and is described as a “Yelp for conservatives,” the Hill reports.
From the report:
A new app launched this month to help conservatives find “safe” restaurants and other businesses where they won’t be harassed for supporting President Trump.
App creator Scott Wallace on Monday said on “Fox & Friends” that his aim was to get “politics out of local businesses [and] local restaurants.”
Wallace said he knows the harassment is happening and he recognizes some restaurants are not welcoming of people with differing political views.
“We wanted to make sure that people could let others know what restaurants may have a political bent,” he said. “We’re not looking to try and find restaurants that are ‘conservative’ or ‘pro-Trump.’ ”
“We want businesses to understand that there’s no money in politics,” he said. “We want to make sure everyone’s safe out there.”
The app allows users to label restaurants as “safe” or “unsafe” for conservatives based on four questions: Whether the restaurant serves guests “of every political belief,” if it allows legal concealed carry, will it “protect its customers if they are attacked for political reasons” and if the establishment avoid politics in its ads and social media.
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Wallace told the Daily Beast that he thinks the app will grow in popularity ahead of the 2020 election, when he says he thinks Trump supporters are likely to be targeted by “socialist goon squads,” specifically naming the anti-fascist group “Antifa.”
“I think Antifa was nothing compared between now and what’s coming in 2020,” he said. “And I’m deeply concerned.”
One restaurant labeled as “unsafe” on the app, according to The Daily Beast, is The Red Hen in Lexington, Va., where White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave last year.
According to the report, the 63red Safe is the fourth app designed by the same development team which aims to help protect conservatives. One other app is a news app, another is a “real-time conservative chat” app, and the last is a social gathering planning app.