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Duck Dynasty Star Kicked Out of Trump Hotel
Townhall ^ | August 16, 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 08/16/2013 8:01:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Duck Dynasty star Jase Robertson was kicked out of New York City's Trump International Hotel after a staff member apparently thought he was homeless. Robertson laughed it off and said he was the victim of "facial profiling."

Robertson and other members of his family were in New York City promoting the fourth season of their hit A&E reality show. The network put the family up in the swanky hotel across from Central Park.

Apparently one Trump International Hotel staff member was not accustomed to seeing a fully bearded guest wearing camouflage pants.

"I asked them where the bathroom was and he said, 'Right this way, sir,'" Robertson told the hosts of the television show 'Live with Kelly and Michael.' "He said, 'Right this way, sir.' He walked me outside, pointed down the road and said, 'Good luck.'"

The hosts appeared stunned by the story - but Robertson smiled and said he took it in stride.

"I think it was a facial profiling deal," he said.

Robertson's brother, Al, told Fox News the family is getting a good laugh out of the case of mistaken identity.

"He assumed Jase was some homeless guy," he said. "This is not our first rodeo -- which is another reason I stay beardless."

Ironically, it's not the first time the men of the Louisiana family have been mistaken for homeless people.

"One time, we were in New York City and people put money in Willie's coffee cup," he said. "Dad was speaking at a church once and one of the members showed him where the homeless shelter was."

The Robertsons said they were "absolutely not offended" by the incident and said they love staying at Trump Hotel.

"We were laughing -- wait until the Donald hears about this," he said.

And for what it's worth, they hope the staff member doesn't get in trouble.

"He was just as nice as he could be -- escorting Jase to the park," Al said. "And honestly, if I was in his shoes -- I'd have done the same thing."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: New York
KEYWORDS: duckdynasty; television; trump; tv

1 posted on 08/16/2013 8:01:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, just how Oprah would have reacted.


2 posted on 08/16/2013 8:04:35 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Now there's a class act, grace, humor and charm.

CC

3 posted on 08/16/2013 8:05:33 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: doc1019

I think we KNOW how Oprah would have reacted. In fact we know how she DID react.


4 posted on 08/16/2013 8:08:10 PM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, profiling at its best

Yet whites can handle it with class, maturity and humor


5 posted on 08/16/2013 8:08:26 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (LEAVE THE ZIMMERMANS ALONE . . . NOT guilty . . .you LOST Now SHUT UP)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I demand to know: Where are the Just-Us Brothers!?

An open and shut case of Creepy A$$ Cracker discrimination.


6 posted on 08/16/2013 8:08:59 PM PDT by twister881
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL, glass half full..


7 posted on 08/16/2013 8:11:34 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

I wonder how he managed to keep a straight face.


8 posted on 08/16/2013 8:13:51 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I demand that the DOJ investigate.


9 posted on 08/16/2013 8:16:37 PM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (I'm not racist - I hate Biden too!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"He was just as nice as he could be -- escorting Jase to the park," Al said. "And honestly, if I was in his shoes -- I'd have done the same thing."

Apparently he knows Jase.

10 posted on 08/16/2013 8:25:54 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very gracious.


11 posted on 08/16/2013 8:28:48 PM PDT by jodyel
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Very gracious... not thin skinned like the President and most libs...


12 posted on 08/16/2013 8:36:27 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Nuc 1.1
“Apparently he knows Jase.”

Yeah, Alan is Jas’ older brother
and a preacher and is clean shaven
ans wears suits

13 posted on 08/16/2013 8:40:10 PM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires)
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To: FLAMING DEATH
"I demand that the DOJ investigate."

The Duck Of Justice?

:)

14 posted on 08/16/2013 8:42:55 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m glad for a happy ending. My only question is that if Jase had stayed there before, might he not know where the mens’ room is?


15 posted on 08/16/2013 8:49:19 PM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: printhead

Where did Jase say that he had stayedvin the hotel before?


16 posted on 08/16/2013 9:00:17 PM PDT by madison10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

~~~and said he was the victim of “facial profiling.”~~~

Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are.


17 posted on 08/16/2013 9:37:54 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh Opera, take a lesson here. How to handle minor life issues without taking offense.


18 posted on 08/16/2013 9:37:58 PM PDT by BAW (Mayor Filner is a sick, sick, pervert.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People in New York need to get out more.


19 posted on 08/16/2013 10:38:48 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where the heck is the NAABP? (Nat’l Assn for the Advancement of Bearded People). We need one of those in this country.


20 posted on 08/17/2013 12:24:37 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former Rodeo Clown Sensitivity Training class valedictorian.)
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To: BAW

Well, I think we all know who the clowns are here in our great big American Circus Tent!


21 posted on 08/17/2013 2:44:48 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Celtic Conservative
Reminds me of a very rich farmer who went into a BMW dealer ship in his bib overalls too buy a car.

To their loss he was shown the door. Then went across the street and cashed out another make and model.

22 posted on 08/17/2013 4:07:05 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
this is not our first rodeo, which is another reason I stay beardless....LOL!
23 posted on 08/17/2013 4:07:16 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IF he were black and that happened, he would make MILLIONS!


24 posted on 08/17/2013 4:29:01 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Such a shame taking him to the park when he was obviously unarmed (being NYC) and could not have shot any squirrels.


25 posted on 08/17/2013 6:22:43 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Neidermeyer
I'm sure he could have easily made a snare or two.

Or he could have walked over to the river, made a rope from his hair (and beard), and lassoed himself a sea turtle. ;-)

26 posted on 08/17/2013 6:50:24 AM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very Christlike reaction.

Good for Jase.

“Facial profiling”—that one was worthy of Will Rogers or Mark Twain.

Wonder what Trump’s reaction was?


27 posted on 08/17/2013 7:00:50 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

“Wonder what Trump’s reaction was?”

Moonshine summit?


28 posted on 08/17/2013 7:38:19 AM PDT by moovova
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The “Duck Dynasty” cretins are some of the most disgusting people on the planet. I escort any of them out of my business as well.
Money does not buy decency, class or acceptance.


29 posted on 08/17/2013 8:10:25 AM PDT by CPONav
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Will Holder or Bloomberg investigate this civil rights violation? Where is the Donald on this matter?
30 posted on 08/17/2013 8:16:59 AM PDT by keving (We get the government we vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The majority of people who look like that are homeless and/or mentally disturbed. So the guy at Trump International made a wise decision.


31 posted on 08/17/2013 10:00:42 AM PDT by BCrago66
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To: CPONav
Well Chief I guess that's your right isn't it? Several things though although long, their beards are combed out. Generally the guys are clean and bathed unless coming off a hunt as THEY ARE BUSINESSMEN themselves likely worth much more then you as well as your business.

I grew my beard first time with permission of my division officer in 1977 on a MED Cruise. I briefly shaved it for T.A.D. to shipyards Fire Dept so my OBA would seal good. I grew it again and shaved it in 1979 for a 6 month stint I volunteered for in the shipyard FD. I was a short timer after six months and went back to division and again grew it back.

Since 1980 my EAOS I have gone beardless twice once for the Army guards for a year hitch and another for what I knew was a short term job. Most of my 56 years on earth have been non shaving ones.

In the Navy most Chiefs I worked under had beards as did a number of officers usually from Commander on down. You could tell the difference between a Scrounge, a No Load who liked 4.0 uniforms and doing no work, and worker by looking at them at Muster on Station then at Liberty call time. The Scrounge came to work filthy and unbathed, the 4.0 no load came in all clean pressed work {dungarees} uniform shinned shoes and left the shop at liberty call the same as they came in, the ones who did the work came to Muster clean uniform but maybe not in a 4.0 uniform and were dirty at the end of the work day.

If a person interacting with customers within about a minute can't tell if a person is homeless, vagrant, or simply bearded and a customer, then do you really want them working for you? Seriously about 60 seconds conversation and many wiffs of the air around them is the determining factor. All of the men including the are worth millions of dollars yes even the 30 year retired Army Vet uncle.

32 posted on 08/17/2013 10:36:46 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: CPONav

Before you go posting such stupid shit, you really ought to learn what you’re talking about......Sheesh.


33 posted on 08/17/2013 10:40:49 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carlos Danger for mayor....NYC deserves him)
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To: mom.mom
People in New York need to get out more.

They'll never feel the need...after all, they ARE the "Center of the Universe".

34 posted on 08/17/2013 10:42:21 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carlos Danger for mayor....NYC deserves him)
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To: CPONav

The “Duck Dynasty” cretins are some of the most disgusting people on the planet.

**************

To each his/her own. I’ve never met any of the Robinson clan but I suspect
if you were around them for a short time you’d have a different opinion.

JMO.


35 posted on 08/17/2013 10:49:49 AM PDT by deport
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Exactly. This is how middle America behaves, not like elitist jerks like Oprah. The Robertsons are real people. Oprah Windrey is a class A snob, like her hero “president”.


36 posted on 08/17/2013 1:40:56 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: CPONav
Are you always this cheerful? What type business you own?

Money does not buy decency, class or acceptance.

You learn that from experience?

37 posted on 08/17/2013 1:48:32 PM PDT by sport
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To: CPONav

“The “Duck Dynasty” cretins are some of the most disgusting people on the planet.”

Common sentiment among some Thurston Howell III snotty county-club couples and their younger age adult children I am unfortunately acquainted with.


38 posted on 08/17/2013 2:01:35 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: CPONav

Please let me know what business you own so I can avoid it.


39 posted on 08/17/2013 2:55:18 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Really not very surprising...

I'm sure the share audience of people in Manhattan watching some bearded redneck family, bible loving, family oriented, clean and decent, with no homo's, whores or gender benders is about .05 %

So they are totally unknown...

Put these folks in any flyover town and it would be a far different story...

40 posted on 08/17/2013 3:10:35 PM PDT by Popman
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To: CPONav

What business do you own?


41 posted on 08/17/2013 3:11:42 PM PDT by sport
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To: sport

Why?
Since you don’t frequent it, do you want to not frequent it again?

I do custom woodwork and work offshore.


42 posted on 08/17/2013 5:02:21 PM PDT by CPONav
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To: cva66snipe
At one time or another my 4 boys have had beards...the last one had a great beard he was doing like one of the guys on Duck Dynasty, came over for a visit and the hair on his face was almost gone...he said he kept getting people tell him he looked like an arab. He shaved off most of his beard and shaved his head. Now he looks like the Aryan brotherhood....I never know who is going to show up at my door....LOL. One just has a small triangle on his chin, the other had a middle age crisis and got his ear pierced, long hair and a beard from time to time...he's an independent trucker and has his own dress code...
43 posted on 08/17/2013 10:38:27 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny
Well I haven't had a hair cut except having it evened up a couple years ago in over 4 years. Its just over my shoulders but its thin. I wear a bandanna around my head {Have done so about 5 years} and a western hat over most of it because of sweating. I'm almost bald up on top my head and don'tt like sunburn either LOL. I'll never have to worry about skin cancer to my face and head from sun exposure either.
44 posted on 08/18/2013 12:46:13 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: CPONav

What exactly doyou find “disgusting” about them? Is it their worshiping of god? How about their ability to live off the land that they own? Is it their charitable attitude towards others? Could it be their good natured sense of humor? Maybe it is their devotion to their fellow family members and their willingness to accept each other for all of their goodness and all of their faults.

Please enlighten us all to what you find so disgusting. Be specific.


45 posted on 08/19/2013 10:59:07 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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