50 agitated Republicans staged a demonstration at a North Carolina Starbucks last weekend. The protest was organized as retaliation after a barista shamed a Trump-supporting customer.
The crowd, all wearing Trump-themed t-shirts, gathered in the early afternoon for what turned out to be a peaceful demonstration.
“We wanted the staff to see that Trump supporters are just as human as anyone else,” one of the demonstrators told a local news station. “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.”
Local businesses need to learn to respect their customers. Nobody deserves to be slammed for their political beliefs when trying to buy a cup of coffee. A woman claims that after ordering a drink from Starbucks while dressed in a pro-Trump t-shirt the barista wrote “build a wall” on her cup and laughed at her in front of other customers.
“I gave them the name Trump and…they were very gracious about it,” Republican voter Shellie Anderson told Charlotte TV station Fox 46. “We just wanted to reverse the little negativity…It’s really good to come together and take something negative and just come in here and be respectful.”
Starbucks has a had a rough year. The company became a little too “woke” after President Trump was elected. Executives attempted to connect with dissatisfied millennials by devoting themselves to politics.
Predictably, the plan backfired. People didn’t appreciate hearing their barista’s opinion on issues like illegal immigration, particularly after Starbucks bragged about its intention to hire 10,000 refugees.
“We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question,” Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said.
Democrats aren’t the only ones willing to protest and fight for their rights. Republicans, however, usually manage to voice their dissent with destroying public property or harming local businesses.