9-Year-Old Banned from Wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat at School
A 9-year-old boy reportedly wore a pro-Donald Trump hat to class for three days and he was banned from wearing it again.
School officials at Powers-Ginsburg Elementary in Fresno, California, said they saw it as a safety concern, reported ABC7.
“The vice principal came up to me and told me to take my hat off because it brings negative attention from other students. And I said no a few times and then the principal told me again and I still said no and refused,” student Logan Autry said of his “Make America Great Again” hat.
More and more classmates confronted him over the hat. “I still want to keep my hat. It’s not the hat that draws attention, it’s just my personality that the other children do not like,” said Autry.
Autry said that he loves politics and U.S. history.
“He knows more than I do,” said Angela Hoffknecht, who is his guardian. “He knows more about this election than I know, it’s kind of embarrassing. You know, like are you smarter than a third grader kinda thing. But he is just very adamant about his beliefs and his rights. He wants to be a politician that’s his goal.”
Autry already wears a suit and tie and practices speeches about Trump. “I’ve told them his policies on illegal immigration, and our second amendment, and our first amendment and all of our amendments that need to be protected which are not going to be an amendment at all if Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders gets elected,” said Autry.
He also skipped class to attend a Trump rally last week. “He doesn’t speak like a politician. He speaks like a normal person. He knows what this country needs,” he said.
He also got his hat autographed by Trump himself.
“I got to shake his hand and I felt his hair too, and it’s actually real. On the TV it looks not real, but it like, has a blur but when you see it in real life it looks a lot different,” he said, reported ABC30.