With 2017 coming to a close, many are using the looming new year as a time to reflect on the past and prepare for the future.
Benghazi survivor and former U.S. Army Ranger Kris Paronto wished everyone a happy new year and expressed his gratitude for the support he’s received on Instagram and Twitter. He wrote:
This is the time to put trouble and past mistakes behind you, but remember to learn from them so they’re not repeated, and start with a clean slate. Also this is a good time for me to thank all of you for your immense support, I couldn’t have continued without it. God Bless you.
His tweet caught the attention of baseball legend Curt Schilling, who offered a message of gratitude to both Paronto and all service members:
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) December 31, 2017
However, what started out as an apolitical end to 2017 quickly took a partisan turn after a Twitter user noticed Schilling’s use of the MAGA hashtag.
“Trump cut their benefits and raised their taxes. Good job,” user “Hateful Hairdresser” responded to the former MLB player’s tweet.
Paronto then used his Army Ranger aim to fire off a powerful retort of his own to the claim President Donald Trump is anti-military. He tweeted:
Hillary and Obama left me , my team and 30 other Americans to die soooo 😡🙄🙄…. nice try though shit show 🤡💩 @HillaryClinton @BarackObama #sociopaths #failures #zerointegrity #zeroleadership #snowflakes 😥😥 https://t.co/cObQ763p6f
— Kris Paronto (@KrisParonto) December 31, 2017
It may not be midnight yet, but the fireworks have already been set off on Twitter.