A viral video shows a man getting kicked out of a Georgia vape shop for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and a pro-Donald Trump shirt.
Ian Furgeson, 36, filmed himself walking into the Xhale City in Tucker on Dec. 28 to purchase some items. The employee then asked him to leave after he entered the store.
“I have just been asked to leave the store. He greeted me, that was nice. I did find the item that I wanted and the next thing he said was he’d like me to leave,” Furgeson said.
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“Leave the store!” the clerk is seen yelling repeatedly. “[Expletive] off! Get the [expletive] out of here!” The clerk appears to also take a swing at Furgeson, according to the video footage.
Furgeson then tries to get the clerk to sell him the item he wants: “Just sell me the [expletive] product so I can leave.” The employee gives in and grabs the item that he wants.
Later in the video, Furgeson said, “God bless America. Capitalism wins again.”
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A vape store employee freaked out when a Trump supporter refused to leave the premises.
“[Expletive] your capitalism,” the clerk yells. “[Expletive] your [expletive] president! He’s a racist, stupid piece of [expletive]! You’re a racist, stupid piece of [expletive]!”
“I just want good healthcare for my kids, I don’t have a problem with the color of your skin,” Furgeson said to a black customer who was standing by. “Or yours,” he says to the clerk. He then criticizes the clerk for not ringing the other customer up.
“Ring it up. Do my bidding. Sell it to me, punk,” Furgeson says. The employee then flies into another fit of outrage before shrieking, “Get out! [Expletive] off!”
At one point the employee threatens to call the store manager, while Furgeson says he will call the corporate office and the media.
Furgeson then heads for the exit and says, “Check it out: he’s still your president,” referring to Trump. After he posted it on Facebook, the video racked up millions of views and tens of thousands of shares in a short time.
The video has since gone viral and was shared heavily on pro-Donald Trump websites and sub-Reddits. (The video can be seen below, but it contains a significant amount foul language):
According to the Daily Mail, Xhale City fired the employee. It later appeared to take down its social media pages.
“To our friends and customers,” the Xhale City post said. “Tonight, we had an employee act improperly toward a customer. Xhale City does not tolerate this kind of behavior from its employees. When we identified the employee [was] at fault, we fired him immediately. We’ve also spoken to the customer and apologized. We value our clients and treat them with respect and dignity, regardless of their political views.”
According to the Mail, Furgeson posted another video at another smoke shop. “This is my friend Casey. I walked in and showed her the video and she was abhorred,” he said. “See here we are a liberal Democrat and a conservative Republican … Man I’m a five-time felon and a convict…here we are coming together. I’m gonna shop here for now on out.”