Maine High School Student Says Teachers Made Fun of Him for His Trump Hat
A high school student in South Portland, Maine, says his teachers made fun of him for wearing a hat supporting Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.
Connor Mullen, a 16-year-old sophomore, wore a red, “Make America Great Again” cap, the same owned by Patriots quarterback and Trump chum Tom Brady. He says his classmates have been knocking the hat off his head, even throwing it in the trash.
“One teacher told me thank God I couldn’t vote,” Mullen told WMTV. “The teachers surprised me because my dad is a teacher, and I know for a fact that teachers are supposed to be, like, not involved. They don’t have to agree with me. They just have to bite their tongue and not comment on it.”
By the looks of it, Mullen’s hat appears to be a knockoff; the authentic ones, which retail for $25 on the Trump campaign store, are embroidered, while his is printed on foam.
Mullen says he attended a Trump rally in Portland, calling it one of the best days of his life. Meanwhile, Superintendent of Schools Ken Kunin reminded faculty members in an email to respect all viewpoints.
“I vote for Trump even though I can’t vote, and their pick is to pick on me even though people are wearing Bernie and Hillary stuff,” said Mullen, who plans to continue wearing his Trump hat.