Capitol Hill interns say Uber driver refused to take them to Trump DC hotel because they had MAGA hats

Greg Nash

Congressional interns said that an Uber driver refused to take them to President Trump’s Washington, D.C., hotel because they had “Make America Great Again” hats.

Matthew Handy told FOX 5 on Friday that he and a group of Capitol Hill interns hailed a ride near George Washington University earlier this week. But when the driver saw Trump’s signature red campaign hats in their hands, Handy said, he refused to take them to the hotel.


“He’s like, ‘Is that a Make America Great Again hat?’” Handy said of the driver. “We’re like, ‘Yes, sir. It is.’ He said, ‘Well, I can’t do this ride.”

The intern who ordered the ride was not charged, the outlet reported.

Handy called for the Uber driver to be fired because he said the group was not being obnoxious or pushy. The interns are also calling for an apology.

“We also want a statement acknowledging that he’s been terminated because not only did he break Uber’s laws, he broke D.C. law,” Handy told FOX 5. “Because you cannot discriminate because of somebody’s political beliefs.”

In a statement to the news station, Uber said they were investigating the incident.

“We aim to provide a reliable service to everyone who uses Uber,” the ride-sharing company said. “We have reached out to both the rider and the driver, and continue to look into this.”

It is not known yet whether the driver is still employed by Uber.

There have been several high-profile confrontations in recent weeks featuring Trump’s MAGA hats.

A man in a “Make America Great Again” shirt and hat allegedly pushed a Hispanic man onto the subway tracks in New York City in April.

In Texas, a man was arrested earlier this month after he reportedly stole a teenager’s MAGA hat and threw a drink at him inside a Whataburger fast food restaurant.

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