After all the controversy, children are still being berated by grown adults for wearing President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats.
The latest incident making the rounds occurred recently at a Vans store in Overland Park, Kansas, according to a video posted online by Ryan Fournier, the National Chairman for Students for Trump.
“Trump Derangement Syndrome is real,” Fournier tweeted. “A Vans store employee at Oak Park Mall, Kansas told a 14-year-old “f*ck you” for wearing a MAGA hat. Let’s get him fired.”
Trump Derangement Syndrome is real. A Vans store employee at Oak Park Mall, Kansas told a 14-year-old "f*ck you" for wearing a MAGA hat. Let's get him fired. pic.twitter.com/PNkPqAxBci
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) February 17, 2019
In the clip, the boy’s mother is heard telling another store employee his coworker told her 14-year-old son to remove his MAGA hat.
When the boy refused, the woman said the employee responded by saying, “F–k you.”
Our primary focus is to provide the best customer service experience. The actions and comments from one employee in our Oak Park location are in contrast with our company’s values and belief in personal expression. The employee is no longer with the company.
— Vans (@VANS_66) February 18, 2019
As for getting the man fired, Fournier shared a video update saying that the family wished to remain anonymous and that the mother was “apolitical.” He also said the boy was a big fan of President Trump’s and bought the MAGA hat himself.
“This isn’t the first incident,” he said. “This has happened all across the country. We see it day in and day out, how people are attacking us for supporting Donald Trump. For pushing the great message of making America great again.”
Vans Store employee tells 14-year-old MAGA supporter “f*ck you” – UPDATE https://t.co/0skXTTV2SS
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) February 19, 2019
Fournier also said the Vans employee has “been fired.”
KMBC News reported that Vans Global Brand Communications spokeswoman Laura Doherty confirmed in an email that “the employee is no longer with the company.”
She added that the ex-employee’s actions were “in contrast with our company’s values and belief in personal expression.”
NewsMax’s John Cardillo confirmed another incident brought to light of a 12-year-old girl allegedly being slapped by a substitute teacher while wearing a MAGA hat.
According to Cardillo, that family also wants to remain anonymous. He said the school district “did pretty much nothing” about the incident.
This is a friend of mine for 25 years.
This absolutely happened. I wanted to air the story, but he and his wife want to protect their daughter.
The school district did pretty much nothing. https://t.co/BGOSxUnzpF
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 18, 2019
It wasn’t that long ago that two teenagers were aggressively confronted by obscure rapper Cash Bently for wearing MAGA hats.
He even recorded himself threatened them with physical violence.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 20, 2019
“Look at these ni**ers with the f**king hat on. Let me see your hat. Let me see your hat,” Bently is heard saying in the clip. “You and you is bitches. I like to knock the f*ck out right now. Look at your f**king hat man you is retarded.”
And there was the incident in Bexar County, Texas, where a man attacked a 16-year-old boy, snatching his MAGA hat off his head and throwing a drink in his face.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 31, 2018
Of course, the biggest controversy regarding a MAGA hat involved the Catholic high school students from Kentucky, who were confronted by a Native American vet on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Those students were set upon by the national media and on social media, and even faced death threats over an incident that was wrongly reported.
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