Greg Piatek, a 30 year-old accountant from Philadelphia, claims he was ignored, refused service and finally kicked out upon wearing a pro-President Trump “Make America Great Again” hat in a West Village bar called The Happiest Hour.
“Anyone who supports Trump is not welcome here! And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!” Piatek says he was told by a bar manager.
According to a report in the New York Post, the incident began when Piatek and two friends, after a visit to the 9/11 Memorial, ordered drinks at the tavern around 6:30 in the evening on Jan. 28.
But when the trio tried to order a second round, a male bartender noticed the hat — and skipped the table. Then the the same bartender asked, “is that hat a joke?” before getting permission from his manager to refuse service and ask the patrons to leave.
Piatek is currently suing the bar for discrimination.