DAILYKENN.com -- Congressional interns toting red MAGA hats got a dose of discrimination when Uber drivers refused to ferry them to Trump Hotel.
From Washington Examiner ▼
An Uber driver allegedly refused to take a group of interns holding "Make America Great Again" hats to the Trump International Hotel in Washington.
Matthew Handy, an intern for Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., told the Washington Examiner he and three other congressional interns hailed an Uber on Tuesday night near George Washington University, having ordered it to take them to a monthly gathering of Trump supporters at the Old Post Office.
Handy was purposely holding his red hat emblazoned with President Trump's 2016 campaign slogan in his hand as to not "impose" his beliefs on the driver when he took his seat behind him, he said on Thursday.
Handy had yet to close the door when the driver allegedly asked him whether he and one other intern had "Make American Great Again" hats.
"He then said 'I can't do the ride,'" Handy said of the driver after the two interns confirmed that they were.
Handy recounted that his first reaction was to laugh because last time he was questioned by an Uber driver about his "Make American Great Again" hat the man had been joking.
"We asked whether he was being serious right now and he said 'Please get out of my car,'" Handy said, describing the driver's behavior as "rude" but not threatening.
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