(Right Country) – There is a very odd phenomenon happening during this, the Age of Trump.
Those who don’t support Trump, the sitting President of the United States who was duly elected by the American people, believe that it is somehow offensive to support Trump. Who, one again…is the President of our nation.
You can hate his politics and even him as much as you want…you’ve got to be crazy to think it’s offensive to hate a man who won a national election.
And if a business is owned by someone who does support Trump, why, this is still a free country. You’re perfectly entitled to take your business elsewhere.
God bless America.
Well, one triggered New Yorker has apparently never even considered such a possibility because, after visiting a Long Island pizza joint and discovering, to her horror, a Trump flag, she decided the whole place needed to get canceled.
Only…her Facebook campaign to do so kind of backfired.
Fox Business reports:
A Long Island, New York pizza shop owner is speaking out after he was canceled for flying a Trump flag in the back of his store.
In a Thursday interview on “Varney & Co.” with host Stuart Varney, Patio Pizza owner Guy Caligiuri explained that a woman who had come into store last Friday night to pick up an order noticed his flag and “took offense” after one of Caligiuri’s employees explained it was his.
The customer then announced that she was the administrator of a Facebook page and would post about the encounter on the social media platform with the intent of driving Patio Pizza out of business.
“I’ve been in business for 43 years and I’ve seen a lot,” said Caligiuri. “And, I just took it in stride… I just ignored it, basically.”
However, a short time later, the restauranteur recalled his phone began to ring with calls about “this woman who had posted nasty things about me online and was asking the [St. James] community to boycott Patio Pizza.”
Local pizza place criticized for putting up Trump flag. Insane support. Patio Pizza in St. James, Ny. We got your back!! pic.twitter.com/RHY79Oi48C
— Michelle (@Hockeymom2234) July 29, 2020
But to Caligiuri’s surprise, on the following morning, New Yorkers from all over Long Island came to Patio Pizza, vocalizing their support for his business and for the president.
“They supported our president. They support the flag that I had hanging in the back of my store,” he recalled.