Ex-Marine wearing MAGA hat kicked out of New York bar, but the owner disputes WHY he was kicked out…

A 50-year-old former Marine wearing a MAGA hat was kicked out of a Manhattan bar last week.

The bartender of Jake’s Dilemma on the Upper West Side of Manhattan suggested to the former Marine that it was because of his hat.

While the owner admits his employee was wrong to make this political, he says the former Marine was being disruptive and making others uncomfortable with anti-Semitic and obnoxious remarks.



Here’s more:

DAILY MAIL – A Trump supporter claims he was thrown out of a New York bar for wearing a MAGA-hat while eating his meal.

Former Marine Dion Cini, 50, was asked to leave Jake’s Dilemma on the Upper West Side last Wednesday after consuming three beers and fish and chips.

While his hat was not of immediate offense to the bartender, he was asked to leave around an hour after he sat down, allegedly because he starting making anti-semitic remarks and obnoxious remarks.

In a video of the moment he was turfed out, Cini, who admits he wears his hat in Manhattan every day to get a reaction from Trump critics, can be heard asking the bartender repeatedly: ‘It’s because I’m wearing my hat, right.’

He flipped the camera back on himself to show off his red MAGA visor and added: ‘It’s a Trump hat.’

In footage he posted on Facebook, the bartender says nothing but gives him a thumbs up.

Before we continue, you should know this is the same former Marine who got banned from all Walt Disney World properties after holding up a Trump 2020 sign on a rollercoaster ride. Even in the article he admits that he likes to get a reaction by wearing MAGA gear.

Here’s what the owner said:

The bar owner has since admitted that he was not thrown out for his hat at all but for the ‘obnoxious’ and ‘racist’ remarks that he had been making.

‘He was being very loud and obnoxious, he was talking over the music and making people feel uncomfortable that were around him. Then he started saying some racist remarks which is when the bartender said, “OK, enough. Enough with this guy.”‘

In a Facebook post, the bar admitted that the bartender referenced the MAGA hat as a problem and that he should not have done so.

‘We would like everyone to know that we strive to remain completely apolitical and welcome customers with all beliefs and affiliations with the same first-rate level of customer service.

‘Jake’s Dilemma is not a place promoting any specific political ideology nor a place where we want anyone to feel unwelcome.

‘With all this in mind, we do fully acknowledge that one of our employees took it upon himself to wrongly promote his political views.

‘We can assure everyone that this employee has been disciplined and will be retrained before being allowed to serve at Jake’s Dilemma,’ they said.

Below is the full Facebook message the owner posted addressing the situation:

I’m inclined to take the owners word for all this. Cini is a MAGA provocateur who sounds like he’s gotten a little full of himself.

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41 thoughts on “Ex-Marine wearing MAGA hat kicked out of New York bar, but the owner disputes WHY he was kicked out…

  1. It’s too bad there are people like this guy who embarrass the Trump supporters who don’t go around causing trouble.

  2. This country has too many attention starved people in it and too many people looking for their chance to get victim status. What people need is a good kick in the ass.

  3. If you go looking for trouble there’s a good chance you’ll find it. I respect the Marine’s service but not his current provocative methods.

  4. who admits he wears his hat in Manhattan every day to get a reaction from Trump critics

    And this is precisely why I call the Trump hat a Kick Me sign.

    They want to be kicked, so that they can play Victim Identity Politics just like the leftists. I’m telling you folks, I cannot tell the difference between Trumpers and Leftists. I flat out simply can not.

    1. I have been say this for three years…that the never trumpers and the trumpers are of the same ilk…

  5. Too little to go on… But some people need attention more than they need air. Oh, and NY values… (UGH)

  6. I’ve owned a few bars in my day (mostly redneck joints), and this supposed behavior seems about “normal” to me. Now Manhattan is most likely a wholly different matter. He was out of line & probably acting like a jerk. On the other hand, the bartender, even by New York standards, was probably a bigger jerk.

  7. I’m not putting up a hot take. I’ll just say the anti-semitic remarks part requires corroboration.

  8. O/T: After his court appearance today, Jussie Smollett told reporters, “Yes, the charges are serious, but I’m not going to beat myself up about it.”

        1. @dr-strangelove LOL EEEW… I was referring to the fact he hires people to beat him up. :facepalmg:

  9. Have you seen the video? I ask because it’s not posted here. I’ve seen it.

    The bartender didn’t just reference the hat as a problem. He refused to serve the guy because of it, and he even said so himself after the guy asked him.

    I didn’t hear any racist remarks but I’d have to watch it again to be sure I didn’t miss it. Cini was persistent on arguing back about the hat. When the bouncer (or whoever) told him to take it outside he refused to leave.

    Knowing now who it was I’m shaking my head at Cini. He went in hoping to stir people up and that’s uncalled for. But the bartender was an a-hole that should have been fired for refusing to serve a customer just because he had a Trump hat on. That happened before the argument that got him kicked out.

  10. Personally, I have no sympathy for this guy. It’s one thing to wear the hat……..it’s another to be loud and obnoxious and it sounds like everywhere he goes that’s his M.O. He wants to cause a scene and to be thrown out so he can blame it on TDS. Not buying it.

  11. I’m not impressed one way or the other with this guy, because he admits he just likes to stir the pot.

  12. ‘He was being very loud and obnoxious”

    Ya, that sounds like something you would see at a bar. I imagine if they kicked out every person who was “loud and obnoxious”, they would lose half their patrons.

    No specifics by bar owner, but a cute narrative (contrary to that of bartender) only to protect his establishment from the MAGA backlash.

    1. And everyone knows all Trump supporters are racists and anti-Semites, so no one will question the bar owner’s cover story…

      1. Wrong – lot’s of people will question it. Those on the left will swallow it hook line and sinker and those on the right, who are usually more discerning, will need more evidence to make a decision one way or another. 😉

  13. Walking into a NYC bar wearing a MAGA hat shows a complete lack of judgment, minimum, and sounds to me like looking for trouble.

    1. What are you supposed to wear at a bar? suite and tie? I haven’t been to a bar for a while, but I remember seeing all kinds of cloth and sometimes it would be very obscene.

        1. You are probably right. I just think if there is one place one should have freedom to wear what they want is at a bar and people shouldn’t have to worry about offending some leftards there unless of course the establishment doesn’t welcome political gear.

      1. @blackr1 Now that you mention it, I have heard that. I don’t go into bars these days anyway.

    1. I’m glad I never participated in the bar scene. I love a drink every so often, but I have a low tolerance for people, especially if they are stupid. Add alcohol to an already stupid person and I end up annoyed more than amused.

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