"The Nodding Lady" speaks out saying that after the NBC Town Hall event she and her business was targeted online
A woman, supporting President Trump, who was dubbed “the nodding lady” on social media, said that she and her employees were targeted after her appearance during the last week nationally televised town hall event in Florida.
Last Tuesday’s town hall event, held by NBC News moderator Savannah Guthrie, was visited by a mix of Trump and Biden voters. During the meeting, a woman sitting behind Donald Trump and nodding her head in agreement to everything that the President said responding to the questions, was caught on camera and became nearly a meme after she went viral on social media.
Mayra Joli, who is actually a Miami-based lawyer, was even parodied in the Saturday Night Live show (SNL) in its sketch “Dueling Town Hall Cold Open”, where actor Alec Baldwin is habitually performing President Donald Trump and comedian Jim Carrie is brilliantly playing Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Joli, who was Hillary Clinton’s supporter in 2016 but reportedly became a Trump supporter in recent years, said that she didn't know that she was being filmed. She told FOX News that her business was targeted online for her political views.
Her employees, she said, started receiving phone calls, emails, and direct messages in social media from unknown people, who allegedly urged them to quit their job because of the “nodding lady” and her support for Trump. She added that not only the staff but their family members also became the targets of the online attacks.
Immigration attorney, Joli, said the she is “a fighter” and hates a backlash over her political views, “but [my employees] have a private life. They aren’t used to this commotion,” she said.
“Somebody’s going to see that review, then see the career I’ve led helping people, so I don’t need that client,” she said, adding that she would continue to support Trump without the backing of others. Joli said that she had received some messages of support as well.
Also, I know she's kind of blurry, but I love that this lady is nodding along with everything Trump says ???? pic.twitter.com/clS7hc85rZ— Karlyn Borysenko has run out of effs to give (@DrKarlynB) October 16, 2020
Joli said that the US “gave me everything my country couldn’t give me”, stating that she left her home country “because the corruption was larger than the island itself”.
Recently Mayra Joli also had an online conversation with the Federalist reporter Emily Jashinsky, during which "the nodding lady" told about herself and the whole story behind the NBC Town Hall.