In the video, which was posted on Schroder’s Facebook page, Schroder asked a Costco employee why he wouldn’t let him enter the store without a mask.
“Because in the state of California and the county of Los Angeles and Costco, there has been no change in our mask policy,” said the employee, whose name is Jason.
“Yes, there was. Haven’t seen the news? Nationwide Costco has stated that you don’t need to wear masks, ”replied Schroder, referring to recent news that Costco no longer needs masks inside its stores.
However, the no-mask policy only applies in states and jurisdictions that no longer have a mask mandate. California and Los Angeles County still require masks inside establishments.
“Actually, that’s not correct,” Jason said. “What is correct is that Costco always goes beyond compliance with the law, and the mandate in California has not changed.”
Schroder then embarked on an anti-mask rant, saying, “Oh if they allow us? If they grant it to us, our kings? The people in power? Are you going to listen to these people? They destroyed our economy. They destroy our culture. They are destroying our state. And are you just going to listen to their rules? I receive my refund. I receive my refund from Costco. I suggest everyone in California get their reimbursement from Costco. Forfeit your Costco membership until they remove it. “
Jason kept his cool, simply responding, “It hasn’t changed in any building in California, in any business that I know of.” The places I buy always require masks. But that’s not the point. The point is, Costco is simply following the law.
Schroder has been an ongoing subject of controversy because of his beliefs. In November 2020, it was revealed that Schroder had donated an undisclosed sum of money to the bail of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old gunman accused of killing two protesters in August in Kenosha, Wisconsin. .
Schroder representatives did not immediately respond Varietyrequest for comment from.