Jake Talbot, a U.S. Army veteran, says he was wearing his Trump 2016 T-shirt to his workout Sunday when the owner of CDY Fitness in Troy, Mo. told him it was making others in the gym “uncomfortable,” according to KMOV.
“I was just puzzled there for a second,” Talbot told the station. “She said that it was racist and represents racism and that’s when I when I was like ‘oh, you’re done.’”
Talbot posted a video to Facebook after his workout, taking exception specifically to the connection between his T-shirt and “racism.”
“That it’s linked to racism,” Talbot said in response to the owner’s request. “I hate that word whenever people use it. It’s thrown around way too loosely. It’s 2019.(…) It’s not racism.”