A Philadelphia lawyer busted for anti-Trump graffiti last week did his part to make the whole scenario as cringingly memorable as possible.
Duncan Lloyd, an assistant city solicitor, was caught on surveillance tape standing by while a second man sprayed “F*ck Trump” onto the side of a new, upscale Fresh Market grocery store.
That’s right, Lloyd, our sweet hero, was not even writing the actual graffiti. Instead, according to Philly.com, he was “filming or taking photos” with his phone and holding a glass of wine.
In a YouTube post seeking information regarding Lloyd and his companion, the Philadelphia Police Department addressed that wine glass. They also mentioned his “blue scarf,” which, let’s be absolutely clear, was an ascot.
As of Thursday, Lloyd had retained his job and was cooperating with police. However, his future remains uncertain.
“We do not condone this type of behavior from our employees,” First Deputy City Solicitor Craig Straw told Philly.com. “To my knowledge, Mr. Lloyd has already contacted the Philadelphia police and is cooperating with them. We will decide on a course of action once we obtain more information about the investigation.”
Philadelphia Republican Party chairman Joe DeFelice referred to the incident as “the most bourgeois sight imaginable.” But it’s far from the most extreme in post-election America: hate incidents in which perpetrators invoke Donald Trump’s name, including instances of vandalism, have been on the rise since his election.