Home Depot cashier Krystal Lake – a Bernie supporter – had the hat she’s wearing custom made. As she checked out customers at a Home Depot in Staten Island, she wore the hat to make a statement by her own admission. She said she’s not an America hater and wanted to just let people know that America was never that great, adding that it was more of a statement against Donald Trump.
I can’t really post the responses for and against here on the Sentinel. They’re vulgar, bizarre and depressing.
NYC Home Depot staffer wears ‘America Was Never Great’ hat https://t.co/XBP101GZ1c
Young #KrystalLake Da God!
— Ranel Guy-Sherman (@RaeSoPettyy) May 19, 2016
The 22-year old Staten Island college student says she’s had racist statements and even death threats hurled at her online since she wore the hat to her job at Home Depot over the weekend, the Staten Island Advance reported.
“The point of the hat was to say America needs changing and improvement,” Lake says. “I don’t think it’s a positive message to say, ‘Let’s look to the past.'” She also notes that she’s sure she rubbed a lot of Staten Islanders the wrong way because the area is such a Trump stronghold. “Trump is very rash and in your face, but when someone else has a message against him, his supporters can’t take the criticisms,” says Lake, a media studies major at the College of Staten Island.
That’s not exactly what the hat says.
She’s going into the media! No surprises there. Many more Bernie supporters will to into media and communications no doubt.