A Capitol Hill intern interviewed by FOX 5, the local Washington, DC Fox News affiliate, says he and his colleagues were denied service by an Uber driver this week after the driver questioned them about their Make America Great Again hats.
According to the intern, Matthew Handy, he and a group of other interns headed to Trump International Hotel hailed an Uber near George Washington University. When the driver saw that the interns were holding MAGA hats, he refused to drive them.
“He’s like, ‘Is that a Make America Great Again hat?’” Handy told FOX 5. “We’re like, ‘Yes, sir. It is.’ He said, ‘Well, I can’t do this ride.”
Handy says the group “was not being obnoxious or pushy” (whatever that means) and should have been taken to their destination. He wasn’t charged for the ride. But he’s demanding that Uber fire the driver and apologize.
“We also want a statement acknowledging that he’s been terminated because not only did he break Uber’s laws, he broke D.C. law,” Handy said. “Because you cannot discriminate because of somebody’s political beliefs.”
Uber responded with a statement to FOX 5: “We aim to provide a reliable service to everyone who uses Uber. We have reached out to both the rider and the driver, and continue to look into this.”
This incident comes not long after another altercation involving a MAGA hat, when a man in Texas was arrested after stealing the hat from a teenager at a Whataburger restaurant and throwing a drink in his face on video.
We can only imagine that if these kinds of incidents continue, Trump supporters will start arguing that they should be made a protected class. Oh wait, they already are.