A bookstore owner in Richmond, Virginia called the police on Saturday after former Trump White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon was confronted by an unnamed woman - who called Bannon a "piece of trash."
Nick Cooke, of Black Swan Books, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “Steve Bannon was simply standing, looking at books, minding his own business. I asked her to leave, and she wouldn’t. And I said, ‘I’m going to call the police if you don’t,’ and I went to call the police and she left."
Bannon grew up in Richmond, the newspaper noted.
The Hill reported that the Richmond Police Department confirmed the call was made but the call was canceled before officers responded.
“We are a bookshop. Bookshops are all about ideas and tolerating different opinions and not about verbally assaulting somebody, which is what was happening,” Cooke said.
In recent weeks White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and White House special advisor Stephen Miller have all been harassed in public.
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