FAIRBANKS TRUMP SUPPORTER SHOCKED HIS FOOD WAS DEFACED
A coffee stand barista in Fairbanks had a message for a Trump supporter this morning: He can take his MAGA hat and sign and get his breakfast somewhere else.
The customer, who asked to be anonymous, pulled into the stand early Monday morning and ordered coffee and a breakfast burrito. This is a coffee stand he has frequented enough times in the past that he has a frequent-customer punch card. He’s on his ninth hole.
When he took the burrito that was handed to him through the window, the wrapper’s inside foil had a message in red Sharpie pen: Because of his support for President Trump, he’s no longer welcome.
“I saw your MAGA hat & sign. #blacklivesmatter DON’T COME HERE AGAIN,” the note read.
The ink had bled onto the burrito, and the customer decided that it was possible the food had been spoiled in other ways as well — he threw out both the coffee and burrito.
“She didn’t even have the intellectual courage to find out why I and half the country support Donald Trump,” the customer told Must Read Alaska. “It destroys the trust between customers and food service preparers.”
Among the more famous supporters of Donald Trump is rapper Kanye West. But he isn’t the only African-American to support the president. Rep. Sharon Jackson, of House District 13, was an early supporter of Trump and remains a supporter today.
Democrats have, up until last week, been worried about the strong shift in African American and Latino men toward Trump.
An overlooked voting bloc has been emerging as a potential problem for Democrats: young men of color, the news organization wrote.
“Male African American and Latino voters — particularly those under the age of 35 — are showing a surprising openness to President Donald Trump’s re-election bid, according to interviews with leading Democratic and Republican strategists and a review of polling data,” according to McClatchy.
“Driven by a once-strong economy and a greater acceptance of the president’s behavior, their interest is significant enough to alarm Democrats that the overwhelming support they traditionally count on from this group could be diminished in November, with potentially serious consequences in a tight election.”
The owner of the coffee stand, which is located near Steese Hwy. and Third Street, has been left a voice message, text message, and email message by Must Read Alaska about the incident, but has not returned our attempts to reach her. The customer retained the wrapper and coffee cup to assist the shop owner in identifying and counseling the employee who did the deed.
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