Video: Men claim Zeitgeist booted them over Trump T-shirts
October 4, 2016
Two Trump supporters walk into a very San Francisco bar. Guess what happened next?
Yep, they got kicked out.
That’s the upshot of a video shared on social media Monday. It purportedly shows a man being “attacked” and booted from Zeitgeist, all because his friend was wearing a ‘Make American Great Again’ t-shirt.
But Gideon Bush, one of Zeitgeist’s managers, said the incident took place back in August and that it was the Trump supporters, not his staff, that were acting badly.
“We kind of pride ourselves on not discriminating against anyone,” he added. “We accept all people including people who like Donald Trump. We have people on our staff who like Donald Trump.”
In the description for the video posted on a pro-Trump YouTube channel, it says a female bartender refused to serve the two men after spotting the shirt and demanded they leave, calling them bigots. It also claims that a Zeitgeist security guard “threw a punch,” chased one of the men and tried to pry his phone out of his hand as he tried to film the encounter.
But Bush said one of the men made an inappropriate comment to the bartender which was what actually led to him getting kicked out. He denies security struck the man.
While the incident may amount to little more than a he said/she said, one thing is clear—when Zeitgeist say “no b.s.” on its website, I guess the bar means it.