‘America Was Never Great’ Hat Results In Death Threats


A Staten Island woman who supports Senator Bernie Sanders said she received death threats after pictures of her wearing a hat “America Was Never Great” were posted extensively on social media.

The girl, Krystal Lake, 22, said Thursday that she’d purchased the custom made hat online with the phrase, a play on the motto “Make America Great Again,” popularized by the effort of Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Ms. Lake said she’d gotten tired of hearing Mr. Trump’s motto from his assistants and believed America “was never amazing.” She said that Mr. Trump’s motto didn’t make room for larger aspirations beyond the past and that he was dismissive of groups that didn’t meet his ideal demographic.


Staten Island Advance