Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The NHL Just Got Me Fired Because I Worked for the Trump Campaign

 Dawson Buchanan


1) A couple of hours ago, I tweeted out that this tweet referred to me. Shortly after, I deleted that tweet. After much introspection, and talking with friends and family, I feel obligated to reveal why I deleted it.

A very talented friend of mine, who interned w/ @GOPLeader, and at 20 was one of the highest ranked staffers in the Trump campaign, was just fired from his new job when client found out he worked for Trump. He now can’t afford rent. Still think cancel culture isn’t that serious?

6:06 PM · Jan 12, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

2) After identifying myself as the subject of the thread, 


 reached out to me, threatening to take legal action and publicly defame me if I didn’t delete the tweet. Intimidated and nervous, I immediately deleted it.

3) But after thinking about it, and discussing my rights of free speech with advisors, I will not be bullied into silence. I’m now going to raise my voice louder.

4) In early January, PJS hired me to be a concierge for a contract they had with the @NHL  team, @Canes. Having worked with PJS as an operations associate for Trump Campaign HQ, I eagerly accepted the position-excited to join a company I had developed a personal relationship with.

5) After receiving a laptop, establishing a work email, and even purchasing additional work clothes, I prepared to travel to Raleigh, NC today for training. Yesterday evening, around 7 PM, PJS called and fired me without explanation.

6) I was devastated. I had gone from being employed to unemployed in a matter of seconds, and I hadn’t done anything wrong.

7) I called the owner of PJS and asked for any explanation, and he told me very bluntly: the @NHL found out I worked for the Trump campaign and threatened to cancel the contract with PJS unless they fired me.

8) Instead of standing up for me, instead of explaining to the NHL that I, as a person, am not solely defined by my previous work on the Trump campaign, they fired me for their own company’s financial gain.

9) I was upset and disappointed, but I didn’t initially blame them for this decision. I wish they had stood up for me...they didn’t. I didn’t have any animosity towards PJS, until they tried to bully me into silence.

10) So now I’m sharing the story, in its entirety. Even though the owner told me this afternoon that he would deny everything I say if this went any further. But this is the truth, and I feel more empowered and supported if I share it with all of you.

11) I can’t begin to thank all of the people who helped me through this, and have reached out to me on Twitter, LinkedIn, and by email to help. Thank you all so much! I look forward to continuing to voice the truth so this never happens to a conservative again.



  1. Based on these actions taken by the NHL all that value freedom should boycott the NHL.

    I advocate for the freedom of association. The NHL is free to do business with whomever they choose as are the businesses and individuals they contract with and employ.

    This is also true for NHL fans, their customers.

  2. It would be nice to hear some NHL players react negatively toward their league for such actions.

    1. Where else are they going to make millions of dollars a year for playing a children's game?

  3. Byye Bye NHL and this newest cancel cancer! Where's the social chemo when you need it!

  4. The NHL is going to lose billions due to a lack of fans at the games. They are going to need bailouts and will need to stay on the good side of the benevolent and omniscient Federal Government.