No matter where you personally stand on President Trump, you can’t deny he has a loyal fanbase of supporters who tend to not only stick up for their choice of leadership, but for one another as well.
More than 50 people decked out in pro-Trump gear jammed themselves into a small Starbucks store in Charlotte, North Carolina after some of the staff was accused of mocking a woman wearing a Trump shirt.
TheBlaze is reporting, The peaceful sit in, which began at 2 p.m., completely filled the Starbucks location — and even the parking lot, for a little while. The group had no demands, but instead wanted to stand up to a business they felt was disrespectful toward their political views, Mecklenburg County Republican Party board member James Tatro told The Charlotte Observer.
“We wanted the staff to see that Trump supporters are just as human as anyone else,” he said. “We live in a diverse city. It’s unacceptable in a modern society to make a customer feel uncomfortable, whether it’s a liberal business mistreating a conservative customer or a conservative business mistreating a liberal customer.”
Members of the pro-Trump group told Fox 46 Charlotte that the sit-in started out a little tense, but the mood shifted when people started ordering beverages using names associated with the White House, like Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
In a Facebook post about the event, the Mecklenburg County Republican Party described the sit-in as “a perfect example of a peaceful political demonstration.” The party said the group consisted of representatives from the board, Hispanics for Trump, Women for Trump, and Deplorable Pride, a pro-Trump LGBT group.
The original incident that sparked the demonstration involved Kayla Hart who claims that after she ordered a drink the staff laughed at her, shoved her order at her, and then shouted, “build a wall.”
The corporate office of Starbucks released a statement afterwards apologizing for the way Hart was treated, stating they “failed to meet this customer’s expectations of us, and we have apologized and are working directly with her to make it right.”
No one, regardless of their political affiliation should be mocked for showing support for an elected official at any level. That includes liberals.
All in all, we could all use a bit more practice being decent to each other, especially after this last election cycle.