Grocery store responds after its bakery refuses to write "Trump 2016" on cake

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A woman says she was denied a cake from a grocery store that would say "Trump 2016." (KTRK)

A teenager's Facebook post sharing her outrage over a grocery store bakery's decision is going viral, and now, the grocery store is responding with an apology.

Local station KSLA reports the Albertson's bakery refused to decorate a cake featuring the words "Trump 2016."

Gill wrote about the experience on social media, saying, "The woman behind the cake counter just refused to make me a birthday cake because I wanted Trump 2016 on it. Did that really just happen."

The cake was for an upcoming party.

"Trump is just someone I really look up to," Gill said.

Gill, 17, recalled, "(I said), 'We just need an American flag cake with Trump 2016 on it,' and right when I said 'Trump,' the lady just (makes face) kinda, 'Trump'? And she was like I can make you a flag cake but I'm not going to write Trump on it."

Gill says they decided to take their order elsewhere, and notified store officials.

Connie Yeates, a spokesperson for Albertson's released the following statement:

"We apologize to our customer in Bossier City for the situation regarding the cake that was requested. Our Bakery staff member misunderstood the training provided regarding copyrighted phrases, and incorrectly informed the customer we could not fulfill her request. We would be happy to provide the cake as the customer requested."

Despite what happened, KSLA reports the teen is letting it roll off her back and excited about being able to exercise her right to vote in November.
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