A Publix supermarket in Florida has been hiding magazine covers with Donald Trump’s photo on it at their store.
A shopper at the Publix in Cape Coral, Florida, Walter Indyk, said he noticed a cover over a magazine picture of “The National Enquirer.”
Indyk called the local news station’s investigative segment, Four in Your Corner, and gave them the details.
Indyk told the reporter, “I lifted it up and there was a picture of Donald Trump, the President-elect. I was like ‘Wow, really? I mean, what’s next?'”
The white screen cover that was over the photo is usually reserved for magazines with pictures that are deemed inappropriate or obscene.
Indyk said, “I was flabbergasted. I was amazed. I couldn’t believe it. I was like ‘This guy’s going to be the President. They have the nerve to cover his picture up at the check-out aisle?'”
Another customer, Rachael McDonnell of Cape Coral had this to say, “I don’t understand what is trying to be protected here. Whether everybody likes it or not, Trump is the President-elect.”
Indyk said he spoke with the manager who said they got a lot of complaints about having the magazine there, and it was a corporate-wide decision.
The news station, Fox 4, spoke to the Publix corporate office and a spokesperson said in a statement, in part:
“The National Enquirer receives the most customer complaints about front page content, so they were added to the list of magazines required to be covered, just last week.”
Walter Indky didn’t fall for that and said, “Really? I don’t have any faith in that at all. I bet you once they have a National Enquirer that doesn’t have a picture of the future president on it, they’ll take those covers off.”
According to Fox 4 News, the magazine cover over Donald Trump’s face was removed at the Cape Coral location, but several other Publix supermarkets still have them covered.
H/T: Fox 4 Now
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