Michael Turner, owner of Turner LP gas in Maine left the following greeting to callers, “Thank you for calling Turner LP gas. If you voted for Donald Trump for president I will no longer be delivering your gas — please find someone else,” the message states.
To listen to actual voice message, click here.
According to PoliZette:
Turner lives in a county that overwhelmingly supported Trump. Trump won Somerset County, Maine — in which Skowhegan is located — 57.73 percent to Hillary Clinton’s 35 percent.
In Skowhegan specifically, where Clinton performed better than Somerset county at large, Trump still received over 50 percent of the vote and had a ten point lead on Clinton, according to rough figures published on Skowhegan’s town website. Mr. Turner is apparently so distraught over Trump’s win he is willing alienate more than half of his community and possibly sacrifice his livelihood.
But there is something slightly more disquieting to Mr. Turner’s anti-Trump message. Maine is of course a very, very cold place during the winter, and many Mainers, especially the state’s senior citizens, often rely on fuel deliveries to survive Maine’s harsh winter months.
With average temperatures below freezing in Maine, this literally could leave numerous customers out in the cold, unless they are fortunate enough to find a new source of gas delivery.
Mr. Turner reportedly did not return calls when contacted about his outgoing voice mail message.
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