“The Progressive Liberal” turns politics into a contact sport
BOYD COUNTY, Ky. — If the name of the game for an aspiring professional wrestling villain is that fan anger fills the seats, then Dan Richards has it all figured out in the wrestling hotbeds of Appalachia.
“When I go drive through the hills of West Virginia or Kentucky or Tennessee, I wasn’t seeing a bunch of Hillary Clinton campaign banners,” he said. “I was seeing Trump, ‘Make America Great Again.'”
Which is why Richards, actually a 37-year-old real estate agent named Daniel Harnsberger, decided to don some “dump Trump” trunks and a Hillary collage T-shirt and call out the fans.
“I know you use government assistance and then talk bad about the government that provides it for you,” he taunted the crowd with at a recent event.
“You have a signature move, don’t you?” Axelrod asked.
“The Liberal Agenda,” Richards said. “It’s just a variation of a neck breaker, but I like for the announcer to say, ‘He hit ’em with his liberal agenda.'”