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KTTC reporter fired for wearing Trump hat at rally

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Former KTTC-TV multimedia journalist James Bunner wears a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat while reporting outside President Donald Trump’s campaign rally Thursday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Rochester.

KTTC reporter fired for wearing Trump hat at rally

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A KTTC-TV 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-TV in Austin. He wore the hat Thursday while covering President Donald Trump’s appearance in Rochester. Images of him wearing the hat began appearing on Twitter on Friday.

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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.

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

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