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Members of the Fordham University College Republicans were asked to leave an on-campus coffee shop because their MAGA hats violated the “safe space policy.”

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Photo credit: Students for Trump

December 11,2017

by Kassy Dillon


A glowing profile in The Fordham Ram declares that the coffee house is the only on-campus club “open to all.” Except if you are a Republican that supports Trump. Tuition at Fordham is close to $70,000/year.

In a video obtained by Campus Reform, the president of Rodrigue’s Coffee House, a coffee shop run by a student club, is seen telling the College Republicans they have five minutes to get out of the coffee shop.

“This is a community standard—you are wearing hats that completely violate safe space policy. You have to take it off or you have to go.”
“I am protecting my customers,” the president said. “We are your customers, we bought something,” a CR member replied.
“I don’t want people like you supporting this club… no one here wants people like you supporting our club,” the president retorted. “I am giving you five minutes.”
One of the students then asked the president to explain what she thinks the MAGA hat stands for, to which she replied, shouting: “Fascism, Nazis! You have three minutes.”

During the confrontation, the president presented the College Republicans with a flyer outlining the shop’s “Safer Space Policy.”