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Minnesota TV reporter fired for wearing MAGA hat while covering Trump rally

Images of the reporter began appearing on Twitter on Thursday.

Posted: Oct 5, 2018 7:02 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — 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-TVn. He wore the hat Thursday while covering President Donald Trump's appearance in Rochester and images of him 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.

Bunner doesn't have a listed phone number and didn't immediately return a social media message seeking comment Friday.

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