Conservative students kicked out of campus coffee shop
Fordham University students wore “Make America Great Again’ hats.
A viral video shows a group of conservative Fordham University in New York City is kicked out of a campus coffee house after being told their pro-Trump “Make America Great Again” hats violated the store’s ‘safe space’ policy.
“Fox & Friends” aired on Sunday, a part of the video, which shows that the group is told, “I don’t want people like you supporting this club.”
The video was shot Thursday at Fordham the student-run Rodrigue’s Coffee House.
“No one here wants people like you supporting our club,” a Rod, student, volunteer, worker is heard saying. “I’ll give you 5 minutes.”
She goes on to say, “You are a threat to the integrity of our club. This is an eu standard. You are wearing hats that are completely at odds safe space policy. You need to take if off or you need to go.”
Fordham junior Aaron Spring, 20, says he just wanted a cup of coffee.
“I didn’t make any noise,” he said, according to “Fox & Friends.” “I was not rude. I had no curse on someone. I was just sitting down to enjoy a cup of coffee with friends.”
The video was shown for the first time by the Campus of the Reform. Viewing more than 67,000 times from Sunday.
The website reported that the Spring and his friends were given a hand-out titled “Rodrigue’s Coffee Shop has a safer space policy,” the ban on racism, sexism and homophobia and encourages customers to be aware of the ways in which their words and actions can affect others.
A Fordham spokesman told Fox News, in a statement Sunday that there is no policy on the campus.
“There is no University safe space policy, nor one that excludes all members of the Fordham community from all public spaces, on the basis of their political views,” spokesman Bob Howe said.
He said: “Fordham is a community that values diverse opinions, and that students should disagree with each other in a civil way.
Howe said the Fordham investigating the incident.