Uber driver refuses to take congressional interns holding 'MAGA' hats to Trump Hotel

An Uber driver allegedly refused to take a group of interns holding "Make America Great Again" hats to the Trump International Hotel in Washington.

UPDATE 7/16/2018:


The Daily Caller writes that students have once again been refused service by a driver associated with Uber.


Six Republican campaign volunteers say they were kicked out of an Uber on Saturday as their driver told them “welcome to the resistance.”


The six volunteers were told halfway to their destination in Raleigh, North Carolina, to exit the vehicle at a gas station because the driver “had the right to deny [them] service,” Mary Russell, one of the riders in the Uber, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The six riders exited the car and were told, “Welcome to the resistance,” as the driver drove away.


“It was clear based on our mild conservative political talk that the driver realized we were Republicans,” Russell, who was the rider who ordered the Uber, told The DCNF. After the incident, she received a message from Uber saying that she was inappropriate towards her driver.


“I reviewed the relevant policy of Uber and we did not use ‘inappropriate and abusive language or gestures’ that would result in the early termination of a ride,” Russell said. “This type of discrimination against politically oriented conservatives should be against the policy of Uber.”

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This incident comes on the heels of a similar incident in Washington DC last week, when a pair of conservative students were refused service for holding MAGA hats on their way to a meeting.

The Washington Examinerreports:

Matthew Handy, an intern for Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., told the Washington Examiner he and three other congressional interns hailed an Uber on Tuesday night near George Washington University, having ordered it to take them to a monthly gathering of Trump supporters at the Old Post Office.

Handy was purposely holding his red hat emblazoned with President Trump's 2016 campaign slogan in his hand as to not "impose" his beliefs on the driver when he took his seat behind him, he said on Thursday.

Handy had yet to close the door when the driver allegedly asked him whether he and one other intern had "Make American Great Again" hats.

"He then said 'I can't do the ride,'" Handy said of the driver after the two interns confirmed that they were.

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Bost on Thursday replied to Handy's tweet about the incident, attesting to his intern's character.

"It's an absolute shame that the political climate has become so toxic and that incidents like this are becoming all too common," he wrote on Twitter.

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