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Man claims West Village bar denied him service over ‘Make America Great Again’ hat

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Donald Trump "Make America Great Again" hats are sold at a rally on November 4, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — A Philadelphia man has sued a Manhattan bar after he says he was denied service because he was wearing a hat supporting President Donald Trump.

The New York Post reports Greg Piatek says in the lawsuit that he and his friends were initially served drinks at The Happiest Hour in the West Village on Jan. 28. But he says once a bartender noticed his “Make America Great Again” hat, he asked Piatek if it was “a joke.” He says a second round of drinks was “slammed” down on the bar.

The suit claims a manager later asked Piatek to leave, saying he was told by the bar owner that “anyone who supports Trump or believes what you believe is not welcome here.”

The bar didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press.