ATLANTA, GA—Georgia state rep Erica Thomas took to social media this weekend to express her disgust and outrage at a Chick-fil-A employee's comments to her in the restaurant's drive-thru. According to her viral Twitter post, the black state worker claims that after saying thank you for her food, the white cashier pointed his finger at her and angrily shouted, "Go back to your country!"
"This is what's happening in Trump's America," the post concluded.
Thousands of online users shared and commented on the post, showing their support for Thomas and their rage at the racist attack.
Chick-fil-A immediately investigated the claim, and security footage revealed the employee, who is of Chinese descent, said nothing even remotely close to the alleged comments.
In light of the information, Thomas walked back her claim a bit. "He definitely said something to me. I initially thought it was the 'go back to your country' thing, but now that I think about it, it may have been 'my pleasure.'"
Even after the clarification, the Chick-fil-A employee still wrote Thomas an apology letter for any misunderstanding, and the restaurant manager gave her coupons for a week's worth of free chicken biscuits.