Trump press secretary says she was told to leave…

Jun 26, 2018, 05:13
Trump press secretary says she was told to leave…

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday that a restaurant had refused service to her because of her work with the USA administration, sparking a fierce debate online.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, shown here at a briefing Monday, says she was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant Friday night because she works for the president.

Sanders said the event said far more about the owner of the restaurant than it did about her.

Brennan Gilmore, the executive director at Clean Virginia, shared the Facebook post on Twitter, and said the owner asked Sanders to leave on "moral grounds".

Sanders' father, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, chimed in on Twitter and called it bigotry. "I can ask her to leave", she said she told them. "And appetizers are 'small plates for small minds, '" he posted.

Friedman added he did hear from the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington.

The restaurant's Facebook page was apparently overwhelmed with comments supporting Sanders and criticizing the eatery located about three hours southwest of Washington, D.C., USA Today reported.

Speaking with The Washington Post, owner Stephanie Wilkinson acknowledged that she may have threatened the economic health of her small business with her principled stand, but said she would do it again. "'I'd like you to come out to the patio with me for a word'".

And they had all watched Ms Sanders evade questions and defend Mr Trump's controversial immigration policies which had led to the separation of families trying to enter the United States at the southern border.

Another poster drew a comparison between the Red Hen owner's actions and the recent Supreme Court decision that a Colorado baker shouldn't be forced to make cakes for same-sex weddings he disapproves of on religious grounds.

A photo of the restauranteur who told Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave the Red Hen restaurant because she works for Donald Trump has emerged. Some supporters also took to the threads to thank the restaurant and Wilkinson for their decision.

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.

Wilkinson indicated that Sanders was respectful and said she would go and offered to pay for the food that was being prepared. "Everyone who walks through these doors at the Red Hen in DC is treated with the same dignity, respect and hospitality".

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