Whether we the people want the Make America Great Again fight in the streets or not, it looks like it is happening. In Washington, D.C., some Republican interns on Capitol Hill who happen to be black called Uber for a ride. Uber accepted payment, and the driver, upon seeing the iconic headgear sported by the young people, refused to serve them.
The incident unfolded Tuesday, according to the interns, when they piled into an Uber to head to a monthly gathering of supporters of the president at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.
In interviews with Fox News, three of the interns said the driver picked them up at George Washington University. But after the driver asked them about the famous pro-Trump red hats, he told the interns he couldn’t give them a ride, they said.
The interns, who have been working for Republican lawmakers this summer, said they were forced to get out of the Uber car….
Another passenger in the car, 33-year-old Adria Barrington of Tallahassee, who is interning for Arizona GOP Rep. David Schweikert, said she found the experience frightening.
“Denying me service — because I know we were denied service based on our political thoughts and views — will not change my political thoughts and beliefs,” Barrington said. “Denying me service is only going to make me fight harder to prove to everyone that it is conceivable to be an African American and a conservative.”
Elijah Allison of Florida, the other passenger with a Trump hat, expressed disappointment over the incident. He is interning this summer in the office of Colorado GOP Rep. Ken Buck.
“To prejudge someone is not in the moral compass of America,” Allison said. “Even though we may not have the same political affiliations or other beliefs, we should be able to agree to disagree.”
And that is where the new incivility is really hitting home for those who are victims of it. The shoe is now on the other foot. Conservatives are being targeted when the narrative is that conservatives target liberals for mistreatment.
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