Trump Supporters Hold ‘Sit-in’ at NC Starbucks After Woman Is Reportedly Mocked for Wearing Trump T-Shirt

Shellie Anderson, a Donald Trump supporter, holds her Starbucks drink with “Trump” written on it. (Fox 46 screenshot)

Woe is a woman in North Carolina who was apparently mocked by a Starbucks barista for wearing a Donald Trump T-shirt.

“They shouted out ‘Build a wall’ and shoved a drink at me, and then all the baristas in the back started cracking up laughing,” Kayla Hart told Fox 46. 


So more than 40 Trump supporters then showed up at the Starbucks, in the Dilworth section of Charlotte, N.C., to order coffee and talk to the manager and baristas.

“At all cost, we have to rise above any opposition or anybody that treats us poorly. Somebody says something, please ignore it. Don’t engage in it. Just be proud to be wearing the Trump attire, pins, stickers, hats that we have; that we live in a great country; that we have the ability to go into this establishment. We’ve had problems in the past, but hopefully those have been rectified and we can enjoy a cup of coffee and just enjoy being American.” Sean Kilbane, one of the Trump supporters, told the crowd that gathered.

Anyway, according to the news station, Starbucks has already issued a statement apologizing and saying that it planned to speak to the store employees. But apparently the mood there has already changed. Baristas are writing the name “Trump” on the cups of people who request it.

“I gave them the name ‘Trump’ and they did; they were very gracious about it. We just wanted to reverse the little negativity. So we did it,” Trump supporter Shellie Anderson said.


“Even though this business may be Democrat or liberal, they are part of our city, part of us. Why can’t we just go out there, have a conversation with them, a friendly conversation, and speak about what we agree or disagree on and just start working together?” Daniel Herrera, another Trump supporter, said.


Read more at Fox 46.

Share This Story

About the author

Breanna Edwards

News Editor at The Root, animation nerd, soca junkie, yogi