EPHRATA, PA – An Ephrata man was fired this week for supporting Donald Trump.
Eddie Slayton, an Ephrata resident and former employee of MiniTech Enterprises explained to us what happened. “I went to work like I always do and they told me I had to go see the boss of MiniTech, Tariq Akbari. He told me I was fired for supporting Donald Trump. I like Trump because he tells it like it is.”
We spoke to MiniTech CEO Tariq Akbari about Slayton’s termination and he told us, “I am a Muslim and Islam is a religion of peace. We want MiniTech employees to work in a peaceful and non-threatening environment. Mr. Slayton’s support for Donald Trump created an air of hostility.”
“MiniTech employs 84 people and makes assistive devices to accommodate little people in a regular-sized world.” said Akbari.
A MiniTech employee who asked to remain anonymous commented on Slayton’s firing, “I didn’t feel threatened. Eddie isn’t really that smart but he is harmless. I don’t think he should have been fired for supporting Donald Trump.”
As Slayton left our interview in his Festiva he made an obscene hand gesture and yelled at two Puerto Rican men outside Turkey Hill telling them, “Go back to your own country!”
Slayton has secured an attorney and plans to sue MiniTech for violating his right to free speech and wrongful termination.
We reached out to the Donald Trump campaign for comment but they have not yet responded.