After a federal judge in Hawaii blocked President Donald Trump’s latest attempts at an unconstitutional Muslim travel ban to the United States, conservatives across the country were outraged. So outraged, in fact, that they felt the need to vent their frustrations (and sometimes conspiratorial thoughts) out on Twitter using the hashtag #BoycottHawaii.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) March 16, 2017
— John Vanderbilt (@JohnVanderbilt2) March 16, 2017
— M A Nöthem (@mikandynothem) March 16, 2017
— Deplorable😡Rāzərbak (@MediaJuggernaut) March 16, 2017
— Holding Our Own (@Holding_Our_Own) March 16, 2017
The last time Hawaii ignored a threat, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Not 1 American life should be expendable to an unvetted.
— ChristinaBistes (@PlainUnamerican) March 16, 2017
The tweets above demonstrate a conspiracy-theory minded paranoia that is often found within groups of Trump supporters, who still believe that former President Barack Obama played a role in a federal judge’s decision making.
These outrageous tweets were met head-on, however, by more rational (and humorous) takes, ridiculing those promoting the boycott and reminding Trump supporters that America respects a diversity of religious ideals.
— AmnestyInternational (@amnestyusa) March 16, 2017
BREAKING- Scott Baio is boycotting Hawaii by not baking white chocolate macadamia cookies on his shift at Subway. #BoycottHawaii
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 16, 2017
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) March 16, 2017
Does #boycottHawaii include Pearl Harbor? Trying to figure out if you hate the troops & forgot the nations second largest terror attack.
— Grant Ryan (@thepalebluepot) March 16, 2017
#BoycottHawaii LOL Deplorables! Trump's taking away healthcare, destroying education & keeping you at min wage, YOU can't afford Hawaii!
— Powerpack (@tpowers6pack) March 16, 2017
— Melissa Goodwin (@GoodwinMelissa) March 16, 2017
— Mikaila 🎀😼👊💥 (@Mikaila029) March 16, 2017
— L E H U A 💕 (@TheLehuaFlower) March 16, 2017
Like many of the other boycotts Trump supporters have suggested, this one doesn’t seem destined to have much success.