Owner defends ice cream shop after rumor it refused Trump supporter

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The owner of Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe in Riverhead is on the defensive after being accused of refusing to serve a Trump supporter.

An unidentified woman posted on social media a secondhand account of an alleged incident, accusing owner Stu Feldschuh of refusing to serve a Trump supporter.

The post said in part, "The owner and another man were discussing the immigrant situation and put down Trump. The owner then asked the neighbor's son what he thought. He said, 'I voted for Trump.' He then told him he was refusing to serve him. I love Snowflake Ice Cream but never again for me."

Feldschuh says the secondhand account is 100 percent untrue.

"People were calling us," says Feldschuh. "It was making the rounds of Riverhead, and people were telling me there are a lot of people who are reading it, saying, 'I'll never go to your shop again.'"

He says he initially ignored it until his employees urged him to speak out.

"Politics, race, religion and sexuality has nothing to do with ice cream or Snowflake, and it was really upsetting that someone would even dream of this," he says.

The post has since been removed from Facebook.

Feldschuh tells News 12 Long Island he's welcoming of all people regardless of where they are on the political spectrum. He also says the ice cream shop helps register voters every election season.

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