Connor Mullen, a 16-year-old high school student, is being pressured for wearing a Donald Trump ‘Make America Great Again’ hat to school.
The student reportedly claims a teacher mocked the hat, saying, “Thank God you can’t vote.”
Mullen also said other students have been bullying him for wearing it, but that he won’t stop sporting the cap because he supports Trump, whom he met at a campaign rally in March and who inspired him to either join the military or work in law enforcement.
“I like the slogan, I like Donald Trump, and I like hats,” Mullen stated.
But some of the students support him. “Two students were seen at the school Monday wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ T-shirts, in an apparent show of support for Mullen,” according to the Portland Press Herald.
Ken Kunin, the Superintendent, vowed to defend Mullen’s right to free speech. “This is a beautiful problem to have in a school because it’s a chance to practice democracy,” Kunin said. “You don’t all of a sudden wake up and know how to act in a democracy. You learn how to act in a democracy.”