Home Depot Slams Its Worker’s ‘America Was Never Great’ Cap

STATEN ISLAND (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 action was prompted after an image of an employee wearing the cap in a Staten Island branch 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.