Cuomo Argues in Favor of Allowing the Banning of MAGA Hat Wearers from Businesses

NewsBusters | 2/1/2019 | Staff
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The Media Research Center has extensively documented CNN’s hatred for Trump supporters over the last few years. But during Thursday’s Prime Time, host Chris Cuomo made a serious argument in support for allowing businesses to ban people wearing MAGA hats under the auspices of it being triggering. If that wasn’t bad enough, CNN Tonight host Don Lemon justified applying prejudices against those wearing the hats as well.

The impetus for Cuomo’s argument a “chef in San Mateo, California saying ‘you wear that hat into my place you're not getting service.’” According to Cuomo, the concern was the “legality and then the appropriateness” of banning MAGA hat wearers. And “Cuomo’s [kangaroo] court” found the chef in the right on both fronts.

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After Lemon pointed out that it was legal to ban Trump supporters in hats, Cuomo entered a rhetorical debate with himself:

You can refuse service. You know, no shirt no shoes no service. Now you’d have a counter first amendment argument. You’re chilling my rights. It’s a private place. Well then, how is this any different than the baker with the cake? Well, that was about refusing service to a group of people that should be a protected class.

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“And unless you can argue that Trump supporters should be a protected class. I don't think you have much of an argument on that,” he scoffed.

Once again, Cuomo’s version of history was divorced from reality. Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips’s objection to baking a wedding cake for a gay couple was rooted in his religious beliefs. Phillips had said numerous times in the past that if the couple wanted to buy other baked goods, he was happy to serve them. The Supreme Court had even upheld his stance, partially. A U.S. District Court recently ruled that he could sue the state of Colorado for anti-religious...
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