The online fascists picked the wrong Long Island, New York pizza joint to bully.
A woman came into Patio Pizza over the weekend and noticed there was a Trump flag posted in the 43-year-old restaurant.
Patio Pizza owner Guy Caligiuri told Fox Business that the woman took offense at the sign and said she planned on launching a protest on social media.
A short time later the phone began ringing off the hook.
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“This woman who had posted nasty things about me online and was asking the St. James community to boycott Patio Pizza,” he said. “This woman took it upon herself to — not knowing me, not knowing my family, not knowing my grandchildren… She took it upon herself because she saw a flag in the back to try to put me out of business.”
But instead of backing down to the fascists, the pizza joint vowed to keep flying the Trump flag and the American flag. And that’s when something very interesting happened.
Nearly the entire town rallied around Patio Pizza.
“A Smithtown mom was offended by his trump flag in the back and tried to ruin him on Fb by putting it on the Smithtown Supportive Moms,” Debbie Az wrote on Facebook. “We should all patronize this restaurant!!!”
Mr. Calgiuri said he was moved by the overwhelming support.
“They supported our president. They support the flag that I had hanging in the back of my store,” he said.
And of course, the president weighed in — offering his support in a Twitter post.
“Great Pizza,” he wrote.
Support Patio Pizza and its wonderful owner, Guy Caligiuri, in St. James, Long Island (N.Y.). Great Pizza!!! @Varneyco
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020