‘Bernie gonna get me $15.00 an hour and a free college education.’
Home Depot cashier Krystal Lake – a Bernie supporter – had the hat she’s wearing custom made. As she checked out customers at a Home Depot in Staten Island, she wore the hat to make a statement by her own admission. She said she’s not an America hater and wanted to just let people know that America was never that great, adding that it was more of a statement against Donald Trump.[…]
The 22-year old Staten Island college student says she’s had racist statements and even death threats hurled at her online since she wore the hat to her job at Home Depot over the weekend, the Staten Island Advance reported.
“The point of the hat was to say America needs changing and improvement,” Lake says. “I don’t think it’s a positive message to say, ‘Let’s look to the past.’” She also notes that she’s sure she rubbed a lot of Staten Islanders the wrong way because the area is such a Trump stronghold. “Trump is very rash and in your face, but when someone else has a message against him, his supporters can’t take the criticisms,” says Lake, a media studies major at the College of Staten Island.