The manager of a Bojangles’ restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina who locked out Trump supporters after leaving a rally for the president has now found himself out of the job.
Donald Trump had given a speech to over 10,000 of his supporters at a venue that is less than a ten-minute walk from the restaurant, according to The Charlotte Observer. Michael Furick, who attended the rally, took to Facebook afterwards to recount how he and other Trump supporters were barred from entering the Bojangles’ restaurant.
“Bojangles locked the doors to the Trump rally last night and denied service,” Furick wrote. “Ironic because the rally was at Bojangles arena. @bojangles this is pretty distasteful. I walk up to the door and people are gathered around and stated they would not serve Trump supporters.”
Photos that Furick posted show an employee making a “stop” gesture with his hand, and Trump supporters standing outside with their pro-Trump signs. Eventually, the shift manager who had made the call to lock the doors called his own manager, who came to the restaurant to unlock the establishment.
As Trump supporters everywhere threatened to boycott Bojangles, the chain responded on Facebook by saying that the manager “made a bad decision to close the dining room. We apologize. That manager is no longer employed by Bojangles’.”
Brian Little, head of Bojangles’ communications, tried to claim afterwards that the manager was just overwhelmed by the sheer number of customers that were coming there from the rally.
“We apologize for anyone who felt they were treated in a way that was disrespectful,” Little said. “This is not in line with who we are as a business. We serve everyone who wants to purchase one of our [menu choices].”
Little went on to add that the “young shift manager” was wrong to lock the doors.
“He didn’t know what to do,” Little said. “He just closed the restaurant.”
Furick later sent a defiant message to any business that wants to deny service to Trump supporters.
“If you don’t want me there, you’re not going to offend me,” Furick told WCNC-TV. “It’s not like ‘Bojangles’, you broke me.’ You’re not gonna break me, you know what I’m saying? I’m not Kathy Griffin. You know what I mean? You ain’t gonna break me.”
He went on to add that “it’s not all about the Bojangles’. It’s about every company and corporation that sits there and tries to tell us what we need to say, what we need to wear. You’re not gonna serve us? Yeah, you are. Or you’re gonna get rolled over.”
Liberals think they can treat Trump supporters as badly as they want to these days, with no consequences, which has put conservatives in increasingly uncomfortable and even dangerous situations all over the country.
Let this be a lesson to leftists that Trump supporters are people too, and won’t just let themselves be disrespected without a fight.