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Florida man said he was threatened over anti-Trump golf cart

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Posted at 11:22 PM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 23:22:43-05

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (WESH/CNN) -- A Central Florida man, who is not shy about his criticism of President Donald Trump, said he recently found a threatening note on his door.

A Sumter County Sheriff's Office report called it a vague threat, but the man who received it said he believes it was because of his golf cart with anti-Trump messages.

“I'm the one guy they can't intimidate. I'm right back in your face if you give me a hard time," Ed McGinty said.

McGinty stands out in The Villages as he cruises through the square in his golf cart clad with anti-Trump rhetoric.

Trump carried The Villages with more than 60 percent of the vote in 2016.

“There are some people so far to the right, they think they can intimidate the Democrats and they do a pretty good job of intimidating the Democrats,” McGinty said.

He said the reaction to his golf cart has been split.

“People go by and give me a thumbs up, others give me the middle finger,” he said.

But this week McGinty said it got more personal when he found a note on his door saying he needed to be careful if his family is important to him.

“If anybody's got a problem with me, come to me, don't go after my wife because she has nothing to do with this,” McGinty said.

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Courtesy WESH via CNN Newsource