Sarah Huckabee Sanders booted from Virginia eatery
- Author: Rogelio Becker Jun 26, 2018,
Jun 26, 2018, 5:15
It didn't take long before word got out that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant - or for people to hail her ejection as a fearless move or denounce it as intolerance.
The restaurant's co-owner told the Washington Post she was acting on behalf of her entire staff when she pulled Sanders aside and asked her to leave. "I can ask her to leave", she said she told them. "And appetisers are "small plates for small mind".
ABC News reached out to the owner and the waiter for comment but did not immediately heard back Saturday afternoon. Following the incident, a cascade of commenters took to their Yelp page to give it one-star reviews, however, Trump-haters gave it five-star reviews.
Sanders took to Twitter on the 23rd of June, Saturday, to reveal that the owner asked her and the rest of her party to leave. "I have a business, and I want the business to thrive".
All three administration officials - Sanders, Nielsen and Miller - played leading roles in implementing or defending the Trump administration's family separation policy. "Poor decision by owners and management", one reviewer wrote on Yelp.
After the social media reports spread, online reviewers flocked to criticize the Ren Hen for denying service to Sanders, flooding the restaurant with negative reviews. Huckabee Sanders, not wanting to cause a scene, left the premises.
Ms Wilkinson said that she talked to Ms Sanders privately and that Ms Sanders's response was immediate: 'That's fine.
On Sunday morning, the hosts of Fox & Friends expressed dismay at reporting that White House Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were booted out of a Virginia restaurant, and used the incident to illustrate how liberals are ruining America.
Wilkinson made the decision after consulting with her staff, some of which were gay.
Another opined, "Red Hen, can you guys send job applications to Kathy Griffin, Peter Fonda and Stormy Daniels".
Wilkinson told the Post that she generally tries to avoid politics, and disagrees politically with several of her regular customers, but ultimately felt that Sanders' public defense of the Trump Administration qualified as an exception. In a similar vein, Politico ran an article yesterday detailing the disdain that younger White House staffers are facing as they try to socialize in Washington, D.C. during the Trump Era, including the fact that they are apparently, well, striking out in the dating area. "He who laughs last, laughs best!" another wrote.