In Mississippi, local officials have followed the president’s lead. Magnolia Alderman Joe Cornacchione dabbled in dog-whistle politics after the president’s comments with a Facebook post titled, “Snow Plows for Snow Flakes.” In response to the post, a number of his friends suggested using fire hoses and firearms on the protesters.
“I wanted to be able to sell to somebody like me when I was younger. I live in the middle of a 1,000 acres of cattle, and I was having to go to Walmart myself and buy the crappy meat,” Jaclyn Rogers of Honestly Beef says. “I wanted to be able to sell to the local people, not just the restaurants or the people who had the money to buy a whole cow.”