Trump supporter gets 60-year old black man fired.
The Trump supporter hurled racial abusive insults at Maurice Rucker, a 60-year-old black man.
As a result – and this boggles the mind – Home Depot fired Rucker, a job he’s held for 10 years and was making a mere $13 an hour.
But then the fired Home Depot employee gets rehired.
So why did the Trump supporter hurled insults at Rucker?
He politely asked the customer to leash his dog in the store.
The incident took place in Albany, New York.
And this is what happened according to the local newspaper – The Times Union.
“I said to him, “Sir, when you have your dog in here we prefer that you keep it on a leash,’” according to the Times-Union.
He turned around and said, ‘F**k you. You’re an a*****e you’re a piece of s**t,’” Rucker said.
He says, ‘If Trump wasn’t president, you wouldn’t even have a job.’ He said, ‘You’re from the ghetto, what do you know?’”
“I’ve lived all over the country and I’ve had no one talk to me the way that this guy talked to me,” said Rucker.
After the relentless barrage of insults, Rucker shot back.
“‘You’re lucky I’m at work, because if I wasn’t, this wouldn’t be happening, or you wouldn’t be talking to me like this,’” Rucker told the Times Union.
Home Depot, which had not given Rucker a sizable raise during his decade of service, told the paper that they were sorry the employee was subject to racist abuse, but that he was nevertheless in the wrong.
“The problem here is that he had several opportunities to disengage and contact management to deal with the customer. We’re appalled by this customer’s behavior, but we also must require associates to follow proper protocol to defuse a situation for the sake of their safety and the safety of other associates and customers,” a spokesperson for Home Depot said.