CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Donald Trump is part of an ongoing debate between an Uber driver and officials at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Steven Weiler was asked by airport officials to remove his "Trump 2020" decal and two bumper stickers that state "Drain The Swamp."
"It's discrimination. It's against my first amendment right," Weiler said. "It's a sad day in America."
Airport officials told FOX 46 Charlotte they recently discovered the signage and that it violated a policy agreement between the airport and Uber.
FOX 46 Charlotte obtained a copy of that agreement between the two companies. Within it lists several requirements Uber drivers must follow while on the airport property. One clause in the policy is titled, "No Advertising or Promotions," and stated, "No vehicle shall post or display, on the exterior thereof, any signage or other displays except for Uber's name and/or logo."
Weiler said the airport stated his signage is in violation of that clause. However, he wonders why it took officials so long to say something about it. He's had the signage on the vehicle for about 15 months, while driving customers to and from the airport.
"They picked me out, they singled me out," Weiler said.
Now, he's been asked not to provide Uber rides on airport property until the signage is taken down.
"I'm out $500 or $600 a week," he said.
Uber told FOX 46 Charlotte the following in response: "Uber does not prohibit signage or decals except for commercial branding. Airports often have rules and regulations that apply to Uber drivers, which may include restrictions on signage or advertising on airport property."
The incident is still under review by the airport and Uber.