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Can't Bake That Cake

Not if it says "Trump 2016."

Nate Jackson · Sep. 7, 2016

A Louisiana teen recently discovered first hand that some people really don’t like Donald Trump. “Just left Albertsons,” the teen posted on Facebook. “The woman behind the cake counter just refused to make me a birthday cake because I wanted Trump 2016 on it. Did that really just happen.” Perhaps it did, perhaps not — hoaxes have happened before. Remember the guy who supposedly got a cake that had the word “fag” on it, only to later admit it was a hoax? But then again, the store apologized to the Trump-loving teen, saying the employee “misunderstood the training provided regarding copyrighted phrases.” Sure thing.

Which brings us to the glaringly obvious contradiction. Leftists smugly applauded when Christian bakers were fined $135,000 and silenced for declining to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. But there’s been little uproar about this Trump cake. Jonah Goldberg wrote, “As a matter of principle, I think this is totally fine. I also think it’s fine for a baker not to bake a cake for Mennonites, S&M clubs and, yes, gay weddings. I just think it’s funny to listen to the deafening silence this story is eliciting.”

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