9-year-old banned from wearing 'Make America Great Again' baseball cap

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One local Trump supporter is being banned from wearing a signature Donald Trump hat to school after it began to draw tense conversations. (KFSN)

One local Trump supporter is not being allowed to wear to school his red cap emblazoned with the slogan "Make America Great Again," in support of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Logan Autry left Powers-Ginsburg Elementary School early on Thursday because school leaders said the hat is causing a safety concern on campus.

"The vice principal came up to me and told me to take my hat off because it brings negative attention from other students. And I said, 'No.' a few times and then the principal told me again and I still said, 'No,'" Logan said.

For three days straight the third grader wore the hat to class. But each day, more and more classmates began confronting him at recess.

"I still want to keep my hat. It's not the hat that draws attention, it's just my personality that the other children do not like," Logan said.

Logan recently moved to Fresno from the foothills. He loves politics and American history.

"He knows more than I do. He knows more about this election than I know -- it's kind of embarrassing. You know, like, are you smarter than a third grader kinda thing. But he is just very adamant about his beliefs and his rights. He wants to be a politician. That's his goal," said Angela Hoffknecht, Logan's guardian.

Logan already has the shirt and tie down, and practices speeches about Trump on the playground.

"I've told them his policies on illegal immigration, and our Second Amendment, and our First Amendment and all of our amendments that need to be protected, which are not going to be an amendment at all if Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders gets elected," Logan said.

Logan got his $20 hat when he skipped school to attend a Trump rally last week. He briefly met the presidential hopeful during his local stop and even got the hat autographed.

"I got to shake his hand and I felt his hair, too, and it's actually real. On the TV it looks not real, but it, like, has a blur but when you see it in real life, it looks a lot different."

With school almost out Logan's family members are trying to offer him alternative hats to wear, such as one with an American flag. But so far, he has not been willing to swap out his red one.
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