Face of the day


Logan Autry


For many schools in America, it’s against the dress code for a student to wear a hat to class.

However, that isn’t the case for Powers-Ginsburg Elementary in Fresno, California. Still, after 9-year-old Logan Autry wore a Donald Trump hat to school for three days, he was eventually banned from wearing it again.

The reason: School officials saw it as a safety concern.

According to ABC 7:

For three days straight the third grader wore the hat to class. But each day, more and more classmates began confronting him at recess.

“I still want to keep my hat. It’s not the hat that draws attention, it’s just my personality that the other children do not like,” said Autry.

Autry recently moved to Fresno from the foothills, he loves politics and American history.

“He knows more than I do. He knows more about this election than I know, it’s kind of embarrassing. You know, like are you smarter than a third grader kinda thing. But he is just very adamant about his beliefs and his rights. He wants to be a politician that’s his goal,” said Angela Hoffknecht, Logan’s guardian.
Logan got the hat at a Trump rally earlier this year.

And there’s been plenty of fierce response to the banning of his Trump hat.

One commenter felt it was an attack on Freedom of Speech:

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…Some called it insanity:

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One guy doesn’t even like Trump at all, but supported Autry’s right to wear the hat:

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Others thought it would be okay, but only if the same standard was applied evenly:

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Of course, some argued the double standards are pretty striking, indeed:

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While more than a few suspected the teachers made a purely political decision:

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Amidst all the backlash, Autry believes Trump “is what the country needs,” and outside of school — has no plans to take off his hat.




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  • hookerphil

    So the third grade kids went home and told their parents about the cap and then hassled the boy on the word of those parents? Wonder how a John Key cap would go in …..now where do Labour and the Greens have a seat these days?

  • MaryLou

    The kids are allowed to wear hats. End of story. I could understand if it said “Lion Red” or “Marlborough” but although the politicians themselves might be another story, a politicians name is rarely hazardous to one’s health. Rather than asking him to take the hat off, they should be explaining to the other kids that he’s allowed to make his own decision regarding politics.

  • Wheninrome

    Is this really the child or the parents. I don’t like children waving flags at demonstrations, children in pushchairs etc., generally left leaning demonstrations or marches, is this any different apart from the politics.

  • Ghost

    I have primary aged kids coming home with some pretty funny opinions of Trump, yes in NZ, and were do these come from? Must be the well balanced current affairs information passed to them by the teachers. Tax payers money well spent on our world class indoctrination system, “nothing balanced to see here folks, move along”..

    • MrHippo

      Yes same here on the Trump opinion coming from primary/intermediate schools. Some times I have been sorely tempted to help the older one with their current affairs / news quiz (seemingly sourced from the Labour Party web site) with some informed comment but sometimes it is just better to rise above it. As for the lad above – he needs a WOBH hat…

  • intelligentes candida diva

    Are girls of this boys age at that school permitted to wear hijabs?
    If so then he ought to be permitted to wear his hat.
    Its not hateful, it does not promote violence so get over it
    Americans can be menacing at election time.