And since Treadstone posted the instructions, people are really doing this.
— Irma Hinojosa ?? (@latinaafortrump) November 18, 2016
Even before #TrumpCup trended and grown adults started feeling smug about making an hourly employee shout "Trump" every time they've finished making a cafe mocha, it was quite a week for Starbucks. On Thursday, David Sanguesa accused a Miami-area barista of discriminating against him and being too slow with his order. Sanguesa, who is white, repeatedly called the barista, who is black, "trash" and "garbage," before chanting "TRUMP. TRUMP. YOU LOST." He also threatened to "punch [her] out."
— Aran ?? Trump (@ArantheGreat) November 18, 2016
Sanguesa told NBC Miami that he was sorry, but that he and his female companion both believed it was racism and discrimination. Unsurprisingly, Sanguesa has two DUI arrests, a charge of domestic violence (that was later dropped), and a history of writing to the Miami Herald to complain about "Cubans, women, immigrants, the gay and lesbian community as well as both President Obama and Hillary Clinton." Sanguesa will probably be a member of Trump's cabinet by Monday.But back to those Trump Cups. Many people have questioned the logic of supposedly trying to "punish" a company by continuing to spend money there, while others just don't see what this is supposed to accomplish.
— blackpridebrownlove (@KaylinWinters2) November 18, 2016
— Woman On the Left (@womanontheleft) November 18, 2016
I have the highest hopes that Trump Cup will be a short-lived phenomenon, but since 2016 has been made entirely of disappointment and sorrow, it will probably last until Starbucks workers stop shouting customers' names entirely. "Over the years, writing customer names on cups and calling out their names has been a fun ritual in our stores," Starbucks said in a statement. "Rarely has it been abused or taken advantage of. We hope and trust that our customers will continue to honour that tradition. We don't require our partners to write or call out names."
This idea of telling your Starbucks barista that your name is "Trump" is so subversive, we should try it with the Muslim registry.
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) November 18, 2016