jacob wohl was at a hipster coffee shop

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Are hipster coffee shops the new secret hotbed of Trump fans?

This seems highly unlikely.

Nov 2, 2018, 7:51 am*

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David Covucci 

David Covucci

When President Donald Trump was running for election and lagging in the polls, there was great speculation over the silent Trump voter, the person who was afraid to voice support for Trump out loud because of the backlash to his candidacy, but who would cast their ballot for him. Jacob Wohl, a prominent conservative online troll, thinks he’s found them.

Wohl, a 20-year-old “financier” (and code of ethical conduct plagiarist), said this week he found people in public talking about Trump in, of all places, a hipster coffee shop.

(Which is ironic, you probably know, because hipsters are liberals and liberals supposedly dislike Donald Trump.)

https://twitter.com/JacobAWohl/status/1018964550312329216

Well, shit. That performance was almost universally panned by conservatives and Democrats so that seems unlikely, but who am I to doubt, Jacob Wohl, given that it seems like he’s being honest about this chance occurrence.

It’s clearly not something that happens to Wohl with specious regularity.

Right?

https://twitter.com/JacobAWohl/status/994587842759159808

Wow, twice in three months. Pretty interesting. What about in, like, April?

https://twitter.com/JacobAWohl/status/987464119837077523

Damn, they’re talking about Russia, North Korea and, what else? The economy?

https://twitter.com/JacobAWohl/status/951993638870855680

Damn.

According to Wohl, when reached for comment, the coffee shop in question was Verve, in downtown Los Angeles. Wohl reiterated his claim that this has happened to him repeatedly.

“I go to coffee shops and overhear conversations that are pro-Trump in nature between people who are prototypical LA hipster liberals,” he said over Twitter. 

However, to a lot of people online, the likelihood of these occurrences all being real feels pretty low. Once Wohl’s frequent phrasing was spotted this week, it became an online punchline.

That said, it’s not just hipster coffee shops Wohl frequents that are inundated with Trump supporters. It’s mainstream coffee shops, too.

https://twitter.com/JacobAWohl/status/1006545694688067584

Wow.

This article has been updated to include Wohl’s comments. 

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*First Published: Jul 19, 2018, 9:21 am