Sarah Sanders Booted out of Restaurant for Her Trump Affiliation; Menu Has 'Hate Plate,' Claims Her Dad
No Service If You Work For Trump
Red Hen But Not In D.C.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders endured the unfortunate event of a restaurant owner requesting she leave the establishment because she worked for Donald Trump. The owner of the Red Hen in Virginia made this request to Sarah shortly after she came through the door of the eatery.
The Red Hen in Washington D.C. was quick to jump on social media to say they are not affiliated with the restaurant in Virginia sharing the same name. This was not something the D.C. establishment would do.
We live in a country where we should be able to pride ourselves on having the freedom to eat where we want despite having differences. Unfortunately, this is rapidly changing when the White House Press Secretary is refused service for her political beliefs. That is not only sad but some might agree that this is a bit scary as well.
No Service if You Work For Trump?
Red Hen Owner Would Do It Again
Huckabee Sanders tweeted about the treatment she received from the owner of the Red Hen and how she was asked to leave because she worked for Trump. The owner of the restaurant, Stephanie Wilkinson, told The Washington Post:
"I explained that the restaurant has certain standards that I feel it has to uphold, such as honesty, and compassion, and cooperation," Wilkinson also conveyed how she said to Sanders, 'I'd like to ask you to leave.'"
Wilkinson also said that she would do it again, so it doesn't appear as if any apologies are coming Sanders' way. You would think most establishments would be thrilled to have such a celebrity in their midst, but apparently, times are changing.
Sarah Sanders felt that Wilkinson's actions said far more about her than it did about Sanders. The White House Press Secretary said she's in the habit of treating everyone with respect whether they share her opinions or not. This will not change on her part.
Sarah Sanders' Dad Steps In
Something Seems Very Wrong
The former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee, who is also Sarah's father, had a few things to say after getting wind about his daughter's ordeal. His disdain for this incident can be seen in his post on Twitter. Mike Huckabee tweeted: "On the menu at Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington VA. Or you can ask for the 'Hate Plate'. And appetizers are 'small plates for small minds.'"
This is America and in this nation, this is not the way we act. It wasn't as if Sarah came in spewing vulgarity and disrupting the other customers, she just wanted to sit down to dinner. Let's face it, it was her political views, which is the same as her working for Trump, that got her ejected from the Red Hen.
This could be a rather dangerous precedent, especially after all the publicity the Red Hen was awarded over this. It won't take much for some establishment to copy this incident and start segregating Trump supporters in hopes of gaining national publicity just like the publicity awarded to the woman who owns the Red Hen.
Kirstjen Nielsen Disrupted at Dinner in Restaurant
Kirstjen Nielsen Met With Boos At Restaurant
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was another person who met with criticism when a restaurant full of dinners started shouting at her. She was having dinner in a Mexican Restaurant in D.C. when customers having dinner in that establishment started booing and heckling her.
This was over Trump's immigration policy, but again there was no reason for Nielsen to have to endure such treatment because of her affiliation with Trump. Why would people think that it is appropriate to chase off people who do not agree with their views?
This act goes against everything this country was built on. Is the animosity of the Democratic Party bubbling over into events that are getting rather wreckless? When a member of the White House administration cannot go out to dinner for fear of being ousted by either the establishment owner or customers, it sounds as if this is getting way out of hand.