Judge rules bars can legally kick out Trump supporters…imagine if someone did this to an Obama supporter!
By Victor Morton – The Washington Times
A Manhattan judge ruled Wednesday that a bar could legally kick out a supporter of President Trump.
Plaintiff Greg Piatek was kicked out of The Happiest Hour watering hole on West 10th Street in January 2017 for wearing the familiar “Make America Great Again” cap.
“Anyone who supports Trump — or believes in what you believe — is not welcome here! And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!” the staff told Mr. Piatek, according to the Philadelphia accountant’s suit.
After it was pointed out by the bar’s lawyers that city and state laws don’t bar discrimination based on politics, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice David Cohen had to rule on Mr. Piatek’s new claim that “Make America Great Again” is a religious belief.
“The purpose of the hat is that he wore it because he was visiting the 9/11 Memorial,” Piatek attorney Paul Liggieri said in court Wednesday, according to the New York Post. “He was paying spiritual tribute to the victims of 9/11. The Make American Great Again hat was part of his spiritual belief.
TRUMP FAN GREG PIATEK SUES NY BAR ‘THE HAPPIEST HOUR’ FOR REFUSING TO SERVE HIM BECAUSE OF HIS TRUMP HAT
Greg Piatek is suing a New York City bar ‘The Happiest Hour’ after bartenders and owner Jon Neidich refused to serve him drinks because he was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
Bartenders at a West Village hot spot served up discrimination — with a liberal twist — refusing to serve a customer because he was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, according to a lawsuit.
Greg Piatek, 30, an accountant from Philadelphia, claims he was snubbed and eventually 86’d by workers at The Happiest Hour on West 10th Street over his conservative fashion statement, popularized by Donald Trump on the campaign trail, he told The Post.
“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 claims he was told as he was shown the door by a manager.
The shake-up started when Piatek and two pals, after a visit to the 9/11 Memorial, ordered drinks at the posh tavern around 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 28.
A female bartender served Piatek a $15 jalapeño margarita and his pals beers. But when he tried to order a second round, a male bartender noticed his hat — and skipped them, he said.
One of Piatek’s pals pointed out it was their turn to be served, but the bartender scoffed. “Is that hat a joke?” the Manhattan Supreme Court suit claims.
“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.”
The “flustered” bartender got them a second round but allegedly “slammed the drinks down.”
Bar owner Jon Neidich did not respond to calls. A manager at the bar refused to comment.