A coffee shop owner in Lisbon, Ohio, who marched to the U.S. Capitol during the insurrection on January 6, has sent a message via video telling potential customers who voted for President Joe Biden, who don't believe the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump, and who support the rights of trans and nonbinary people that he doesn't want their money.
Last week the owner of C4 Coffees, former Navy SEAL Adam Newbold, told customers who don't agree with his Trumpian worldview that they are not welcome in his coffee shop.
"If you voted for Joe Biden, don't buy our coffee. It's not for you," Newbold said in a 14-minute video. "If you believe that there was nothing wrong with this election. I don't care if you think that the outcome would have been changed, could have been changed. But if you think everything was on the up and up and there was no nefarious activity, don't buy our coffee. It's not for you."
Newbold also took the opportunity to attack the transgender and nonbinary people who have recently been even more of a target for politicians opposing trans folks in sports and to derail the Equality Act, which would provide federal nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people.
"If you feel America is on the right track and there's nothing wrong with gender-neutral, don't know which bathroom to use or use whichever bathroom you feel like during the day, nothing wrong with our medical system, nothing wrong with our technological system, our monetary system, nothing wrong with our economy. If you feel like it's a good thing that we're getting handouts, our own money is getting handed back to us like it's some sort of prize, don't buy our coffee because it's not for you," Newbold said.
Newbold also runs Advanced Training Group Worldwide, a consulting group for federal agencies, law enforcement, and the military, according to Columbus TV station WKBN.
In a video following the insurrection that left five people dead, Newbold said, "It was historic, it was necessary, and the reason I say I'm proud of Americans is because I wasn't sure if we still had the spine anymore. Now I see that it exists."