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it's tough out there for a former White House chief strategist

Stephen Bannon learns that ex-Trump administration officials are getting heckled, too

Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, probably just wanting to flip through the pages of the latest Vogue, was heckled Saturday while shopping at Black Swan Books in Richmond, Virginia.

A woman came up to Bannon and called him a "piece of trash," the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. The store's owner, Nick Cooke, asked the woman to leave, and he called the police when she refused. He said she left before officers arrived. "We are a bookshop," he said. "Bookshops are all about ideas and tolerating different opinions and not about verbally assaulting somebody, which is what was happening."

Several members of the Trump administration, including Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and senior adviser Stephen Miller, have been publicly confronted in recent weeks by protesters over their policies. To be on the safe side, if you are a current, former, or future member of the Trump administration, it may be best to stay away from places named after colored animals.