Minnesota reporter who wore a "Make America Great Again" hat to Trump rally fired
JT Thaden | Oct 6, 2018 AT 8:03 pm
ROCHESTER, Minn. - A southern Minnesota television reporter who wore a "Make America Great Again" hat to a Trump rally that he was covering has been fired.
James Bunner was a multimedia journalist for KTTC-TV in Austin. He wore the hat Thursday while covering President Donald Trump's appearance in Rochester. Photos of Bunner wearing the hat began appearing on Twitter.
News Director Noel Sederstrom says the station does not allow staff members to cover stories while wearing apparel from political campaigns. Sederstrom says Bunner was fired Friday.
The story has caught the attention of GOP Secretary of State candidate John Howe, who offered him a job over the weekend.
Tim Droogsta, campaign manager for the Howe campaign, said Howe is prepared to offer Bunner a job as soon as they can locate the former reporter.