Black Swan Books is under fire after the owner, Nicholas Trout Cooke III, called cops on a woman, who peacefully confronted white nationalist Steve Bannon as a “piece of trash” at the Richmond, Va., store. Um, I might add, a “racist piece of trash.”

“Steve Bannon was simply standing, looking at books, minding his own business. I asked her to leave, and she wouldn’t. And I said, ‘I’m going to call the police if you don’t,’ and I went to call the police and she left.” “And that’s the end of the story,” Cooke told the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

Social media landed like a ton of bricks on Cooke and some are dredging up an “possible embezzlement scandal” involving his wife, Ellen Cooke. She resigned as national Episcopal treasurer after the “suspected misuse” of “many thousands of dollars” in church donations in 1995 was uncovered, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Cooke was trying to get the woman locked up for exercising her First Amendment right to free speech. He’s defending his indefensible actions.

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