Letter to the Editor: Since Trump Train, Thursday Nights Aren’t Safe for my Family
Letter to the Editor:
My family and I have resided in New Braunfels for over 25 years and our family’s roots in Texas go back to over six generations. We have family members that have served our country in the armed forces. Our immediate family here in New Braunfels all are productive members of society and caring people.
Since the Trump Train has been in existence here in New Braunfels, Thursday evening is no longer safe for my family.
One of my daughters has been harassed as she walked from her place of business to her car. During her workday, she has had men talk about being part of the local Trump train movement while they cussed at her and coughed in her face as she asked them to please wear a mask in order for her to cut their hair.
My son who is a grown man and works in an office that serves older patrons has been called Boy when he has asked grown men to please wear a mask while he helps them. He has to drive home when the Trump Train is out in force. He has had them make gun signs and point their hands at him as if to shoot him.
Reading the article I have attached makes it clear that Steve Ceh has made this racist and trouble-making behavior a part of their mission. When you read the article it is evident that he very much enjoyed terrorizing those employees in Gruene and plans to do more of the same.
Since the Trump Train that Mr. Steve Ceh founded I have had my other daughter check on social media to see exactly what streets and times the Trump Train will be accessing. This is so my other two adult children who are at work at the time can avoid those streets when they get off work. We don’t want to be one of those stories on the news that has lost a loved one to senseless violence.
There is a separate quote (from a Facebook discussion) stating that Mexicans could be sent back to Mexico in a pine box. We are not from Mexico and have never been there, but I do not think that would matter to him or his followers.
Our family contacted the New Braunfels Police Department concerning the quote about the pine box and we were told that could mean many things. That of course does not give me much of a sense of security that anyone here plans to curtail (these) thugs.
JESUS I TRUST IN YOU
Retired Comal ISD Behavioral Specialist
Certain information in the above letter is not confirmed by this newspaper as factual.
Editor’s Note: Randi Ceh, Steve Ceh’s wife, contacted MyCanyonLake.com on Facebook Messenger on Oct. 27 to inform us that her husband never made any statement about pine boxes. When asked for clarification about the pine-box statement, and an offer to respond in a separate Letter to the Editor, she did not reply. MyCanyonLake.com searched screengrabs others have shared on social media and found a Sept. 27 exchange between Cody Ceh and two others that mentions a “pine box.” The conversation, which was screen-grabbed by Living Blue in Comal County, includes these comments. To see the entire screengrab on Living Blue in Comal County’s Facebook archives page, click here.
First commenter: “What I don’t understand…if they hate America and love Mexico, why don’t they move to Mexico? I feel like moving to Mexico would be WAY easier than trying to turn another country into the country you love. Before I was awake, I wanted to move to Canada. I thought it was SO much better than America and I counted down the days until I could move there. Not once did I ever buy a Canadian flag and fly it around. Why? Because this is America and no one cares – that’s just stupid, I mean, I was NOT a fan of America (was totally brainwashed) and it never crossed my mind to go fly Canada’s flag around here.”
Cody Ceh – “I know that’s what we told them. One guy was like if you want to be civil about it our vote doesn’t matter. And I was like who are you voting for Mexico??”
Third commenter: “Cody Ceh, we can also send those folks back to their country in a pine box. They keep their shit up like I’m watching in this video! I’m more than able and more than willing. This is why I have missed the last 3 runs. I don’t have the ability to keep my cool and I know this.”