Home Depot calls worker's hat 'inappropriate' after furious Trump supporters complain
Supporters of Donald Trump's presidential campaign are furious over a Home Depot worker who was spotted wearing a hat critical of the US.
The hat reads "AMERICA WAS NEVER GREAT" — which is a play on Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America great again."
Someone snapped a photo of the employee wearing the hat at a Home Depot in Staten Island, and shared it online.
The photo went viral on social media.
Hundreds of Trump supporters are now threatening to boycott Home Depot in response.
"This is disgusting," customer Trevor McNulty wrote on Home Depot's Facebook page. "If we do not hear what action was taken against this employee and the manager, I will never step foot in any of their stores again. You've got until Monday HD." The comment has been "liked" 54 times.
Another person wrote, "If this woman is not fired I will never shop at Home Depot again. She represents everything that is wrong with our country!"
Home Depot has swiftly responded to critics on Twitter and Facebook, saying the hat was inappropriate.
"We appreciate and understand the concerns of our loyal customers," he said. "In terms of the message, our associates are not permitted to wear items that reflect political statements. Unfortunately, no one on our management team saw her wearing the hat — otherwise, they would have had her remove it immediately."
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