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Trump fans not welcome in Canada? Manager fired after refusing to serve MAGA Cap customers



A manager in a Vancouver restaurant was fired after refusing to serve a man wearing a baseball cap with President Donald Trump's slogan "Make America Great Again."

In an email to Global News Canada fired manager Darin Hodge said the dispute had erupted when he asked a patron saint of Vancouver's restaurant Stanley Park Teahouse to remove his MAGA baseball cap. [194500002]   GettyImages- 621157358 A man was denied service in Vancouver restaurant after failing to comply with a request to remove his MAGA cap [19659000] Getty Images

"I stand by my decision to ask the patron to remove his hat The MAGA hat has become a symbol of racism, bigotry, Islamaphobia [sic] misogyny, white supremacy and homophobia With a strong moral backbone, I had to take a stand against the headgear of this guest at my previous workplace, "he wrote.

Controversy broke last week over a decision by the co-owner of the Red Henne restaurant in Lexington to refuse White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The decision led to a debate over a collapse of politeness in American politics.

In recent weeks Trump has been fighting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over trade policy and tariffs.

Eva Gates, Vice President of Human Resources of the Sequoia Group of Restaurants – who owns the tea house – defended the decision to dismiss Hodge in a statement.

It described him as "a good man with a big heart and a right to his personal beliefs". However, it was said he had been fired for violating the company's "philosophy of tolerance".

"Sequoia does not support intolerance of any kind, and on the basis of these principles we can not discriminate against anyone for their support for the present administration in the United States or others. Another bona fide political party," the statement said.

It's not the first time that those wearing the MAGA slogan dress have been linking critics with the president's anti-immigrant and anti-LGBT policies.

On Wednesday, a Chicago bar announced it was banning MAGA hats to remain "classic."

And last year, north of the border, a judge from Hamilton, Ontario, who was wearing a MAGA hat in court, was suspended for 30 days.


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