An Asheville, N.C. tow truck driver said he refused service to a supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Kenneth Shupe was called Monday to pick up a woman stranded on I-26 when he saw “a bunch of Bernie Sanders stuff” and he told her to “call the government” for a tow because she was “obviously a socialist,” according to Fox News.
“Every business dealing in recent history with a socialist minded person, I have not gotten paid,” Shupe, a Donald Trump supporter, said. “Every time I deal with these people I get ‘Berned’ with an ‘e’ not a ‘u’.”
The woman’s mother Kelle McWade took to Facebook to vent her frustrations after the incident, calling Shupe a bigot.
“Trump’s motto is ‘Make America Great Again,'” McWade told Fox. “And this kind of divisive behavior is not going to make America great again.”
Local attorneys told Fox that Shupe did not break any laws by refusing McWade’s daughter service, because unlike race, sexuality, and religion, political affiliation is not a protected class.