Man sues NYC bar, claims he was denied service over pro-Trump hat

A man dressed in American flag clothes holds “Make America Great Again” hats before a Trump rally, Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, in Mobile, Ala.


NEW YORK -- A Philadelphia man has sued a New York City bar after he says he was denied service because he was wearing a hat supporting  President Donald Trump

The New York Post reports that Greg Piatek says in the lawsuit that he and his friends were initially served drinks at The Happiest Hour on Jan. 28. 

But he says once a bartender noticed his “Make America Great Again” hat, he asked Piatek if it was “a joke.” He says a second round of drinks was “slammed” down on the bar.

The suit claims a manager later asked Piatek to leave, saying he was told by the bar owner that “anyone who supports Trump or believes what you believe is not welcome here.”

The bar didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press.

Paul Liggieri, Piatek’s lawyer, said the incident was “humiliating” and called it his client’s “saddest hour,” the Post reported.

Piatek is a 30-year-old accountant from Philadelphia.