Angry political rant ends with Utah riders kicked out by Lyft driver; he’s fired
A Salt Lake City-based driver with the Lyft ride-sharing service was fired after a video was posted allegedly showing him engaged in a profanity-laced political rant with two passengers en route to a Bernie Sanders for President party earlier this week.
Samuel Grenny told The Salt Lake Tribune that the Wednesday clash ended when he and his girlfriend, Sara Day, who caught the exchange on video, were abruptly told to get out of the white Nissan Juke by the driver, known only as "Dave."
Shortly after learning that Grenny, 24, and Day, 26, were Sanders' supporters, the driver — who could not be further identified or reached for comment on Friday — began talking about Donald Trump's candidacy, Grenny said.
When Grenny countered with criticism of Trump's calls for more scrutiny of Muslims in the U.S., and a moratorium of further Islamic immigration, the driver angrily declared that, "Muslims are terrorists and pieces of [excrement]."