Guy Wearing Trump Hat Sues Bar For Refusing To Serve Him

A trendy bar in New York City’s West Village was not going to put up with the customer wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.

He was ignored and eventually kicked out of the joint, all because he was a Trump supporter, showing the hypocrisy of the “tolerant left” in all its glory.

Greg Piatek, a 30-year-old accountant from Philadelphia, was ignored and eventually given the boot from “The Happiest Hour,” a trendy hot spot on West 10th Street for his choice of headwear – signaling an ardent Donald Trump supporter.

As he was told to leave, the manager told him: “Anyone who supports Trump — or believes what you believe — is not welcome here! And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!”

It all started when Piatek and his two buddies visited the bar after a trip to the 9/11 Memorial. A female bartender served him a $15 jalapeño margarita and his friends got beers, The New York Post is reporting.

But when they ordered their second round, a male bartender noticed the hat and skipped them. One of Piatek’s pals pointed out it was their “turn” to be served, but the bartender just looked at them and said “Is that hat a joke?”

“Immediately it clicked,” Piatek said, adding that bartenders didn’t see the pro-Trump slogan until he turned his back to the bar.

“Ignoring me because I’m wearing the hat is ridiculous,” Piatek said. “It’s really sad.”

Eventually, they got their drinks, but the bartender “slammed the drinks down” in anger.

A third bartender noticed the hat and said ““I can’t believe you would support someone so terrible and you must be as terrible a person!” Piatek claimed.


“I wasn’t even trying to order a drink and she said, ‘Don’t even try to order from me. I won’t get you a drink,’ ” he alleged.

The bar owner was eventually contacted, who said “Anyone who supports Trump or believes what you believe is not welcome here. And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!”

Piatek has since filed a discrimination lawsuit against the bar.

Piatek’s lawyer Paul Liggieri called the incident “humiliating,” saying it was his client’s “saddest hour.”



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