Army Vet Wears Trump T-Shirt to Gym. Then, Owner Escalates.
Staff Sgt. Jake Talbot posted a short video to Facebook on Sunday recalling the incident. "The owner, Liz, came up to me and said that the Trump shirt I had on was offensive and said I needed to remove it in order to work out there, and that it is linked to racism," Talbot said. "I hate the word, its used way too loosely. It’s 2019, get the hell over it, it's not racism."
Talbot said he was wearing a blue "Trump for President 2016" shirt at CDY Fitness, a gym in Troy, at the time of the incident.
"I was just puzzled there for a second. She said that it was racist and represents racism and that’s when I when I was like, 'Oh, you're done,'" Talbot told CBS KMOV4. "This country is free, like, that's what I fight for, is freedom," he added.
The gym owner, identified as Liz Drew by The Washington Post, told KMOV4 that she approached Talbot because the Trump shirt "made several members uncomfortable."