Customers seem to love getting a rise out of Starbucks baristas, "tricking" them into writing Merry Christmas on red cups and calling themselves Beyonce. According The American Mirror, former Happy Days actor and Donald Trump supporter Scott Baio tried to get in on the time-honored tradition, but his barista apparently wasn't interested in playing along. In a tweet on Saturday, Baio posted a picture of a Starbucks cup with "Trump" scrawled across the side. "Got wife a coffee(I've never had a cup)The barista refused to call out name," he writes, tagging Trump's Twitter handle and #MustBeABernieVoter.
International coffee giant Starbucks isn't too friendly with the conservative presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. The company is one of the food and beverage world's biggest contributors to Democratic campaigns and recently dropped full page ads in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal vaguely calling out tactics used by the Trump campaign.
Elsewhere the presidential candidate has inspired plenty of vitriol from people in the food and beverage industry. Manhattan-based vegan organic bakery The Cinnamon Snail recently provided its customers some election year catharsis by serving doughnuts with Trump getting punched in the face. In Portland, Oregon, a Mexican food truck drew international attention for destroying a life-sized Trump piñata during its grand reopening celebration. In Washington DC, chefs José Andrés and Geoffrey Zakarian pulled out of restaurant deals with the Trump Hotel after the candidate made disparaging remarks about immigrants. Craft beer makers BrewDog even offered Trump shares in its company if he would drop out of the race.
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