A restaurant in Iowa recently made a questionable decision which could be easily interpreted as political discrimination. Now they’re struggling to explain.
A Restaurant Made Trump Supporters Pay a Higher Cover Than Clinton Supporters Last Weekend
Iowa was one of the states where Donald Trump edged out Hillary Clinton– he won 51.8% of the vote. One Iowa restaurant is responding the only way they know how- by charging Trump supporters more to come into their restaurant.
Stella’s is a popular sports bar in University Heights. During University of Iowa games, the bar generally charges a cover of $5. This weekend, however, before people entered the bar, they were asked how they voted. If a patron voted for Clinton, regardless of which team the person was rooting for, he or she was charged $5.
Trump supporters were charged $10-$20, depending on which team they were cheering on. If you were rooting for Michigan and had voted for Trump, you were reportedly charged the steep $20 cover. According to CBS 2 News, the bar had a sign on the door that said, “Yes, this is discrimination, but you voted for it.”
In the video below, one of the business partners claims it was all just a joke. Watch:
— Kevin Barry (@KevinBarryCBS2) November 16, 2016
Does anyone believe it was a joke? Tell us in the comments.