- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot says one of its New York City stores will take steps to ensure employees aren’t promoting political messages at work after one wore a cap opposing a Donald Trump slogan.

The Staten Island Advance newspaper (https://bit.ly/1R9C9EX) says the action was prompted after an image of an employee wearing the cap went viral Wednesday.

Krystal Lake says she went to work wearing a hat that read “America Was Never Great,” a twist on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s slogan “Make America Great Again.”

She says her point was America “needs changing and improvement.” She says co-workers have worn pro-Trump pins and pendants.

Lake is black. She says she’s received death threats and racist remarks.

Atlanta-based Home Depot Inc. says workers aren’t allowed to wear items reflecting political statements.

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Information from: Staten Island Advance, https://www.silive.com


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