'We were shocked': Texas cult-favourite chain Whataburger responds after footage of a man taking a teenager's 'MAGA' hat and throwing a drink in his face goes viral

Sarah Jacobs

Whataburger said it was “shocked” after a video of a man taking a teenager’s “Make America Great Again” hat and throwing a drink in his face at one of the chain’s locations went viral.

The video, which was posted online early Wednesday and has been viewed more than 2 million times, shows a man throwing a drink and then walking away from a group at the table while holding a “Make America Great Again” hat.

“You ain’t supporting s—,” the man says.

The video was filmed at a Whataburger in San Antonio, Texas.

“We were shocked to see this video and certainly don’t condone this type of customer behaviour in our restaurants,” Whataburger said in a statement to Business Insider.

The statement continued: “To be clear, no Whataburger employees were involved or witnessed the incident, and we ask that questions be directed to San Antonio PD as we continue supporting their efforts.”

Watch the video here:

https://twitter.com/brxpug/status/1014417257945018368?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

The video sparked backlash online.

https://twitter.com/MarkDice/status/1014749687331598336?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

This is not the first time that supporters of President Donald Trump have said they were harassed for wearing the “MAGA” hats and other Trump gear.

In May, a 22-year-old said he was harassed and threatened by employees at a Cheesecake Factory in Miami, Florida, for wearing the “MAGA” hat. And in 2016, a group was turned away from a Cook Out in Colonial Heights, Virginia, when they showed up in Trump shirts and hats.

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