White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was kicked out of a Lexington, VA restaurant Friday night because she works for President Trump. As you might imagine, Facebook and Twitter posts reflect the electorate in general, with mixed opinions depending upon individual political views.
A three-hour drive southwest of Washington, D.C., The Red Hen restaurant serves farm-to-table fresh new American cuisine, according to Google. I tried to access their website but it appears to have crashed. I can’t imagine why, can you? It does not appear to be a part of a franchise chain and is described as rustic chic.
Given that this restaurant is also touted as family-friendly, it must have been a shock to Sarah Sanders when the owner, a woman, asked her to leave the premises Friday night. Seated with seven family members, the alleged waiter said he serviced table for about two minutes before Sanders was asked to leave. He is quoted as saying, “I just served Sarah Huckabee Sanders for a total of 2 minutes before my owner kicked her out along with 7 of her other family members.”
Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 23, 2018
Did I mention she was asked to leave “on moral grounds”? Twitter and Facebook have their own cultural war going on between supporters and members of #TheResistance. Naturally, Papa Bear Mike Huckabee has weighed in, too, in his typical cornball fashion.
Bigotry. 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” https://t.co/rHEVdcQwwh
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 23, 2018
Remember when the left insisted that private businesses serve anyone who walked through their door, no matter what? Why is it now a “moral decision” for this woman owner to refuse service to a table of eight simply because one of the diners is employed by the president? I don’t think Sarah was there to wax poetically on the policies of Donald Trump. She was just trying to eat dinner with her family on a Friday night.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Colorado baker who refused to accept an order from a gay couple for a wedding cake. It makes sense to me that a private business can decline business if the owner chooses to do so. I don’t argue that the restaurant owner doesn’t have the same right. I do, however, point out the hypocrisy that the intolerant left show as they act the same as the conservative baker. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, or something. The baker was objecting on the basis of his religious beliefs and this restaurant owner objected solely on her political opinion.
Meanwhile, Hollywood is jumping into the fray. Trump-hating D-Lister Kathy Griffin responded to tweets Saturday morning, including to Mike Huckabee’s.
Your daughter got asked to leave because she lies and is ruining the country. You all support bakeries not baking cakes for loving gay couples. Your daughter wasn't kicked out because of her gender, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation etc. Liars aren't a protected class. https://t.co/8kNDcIRUAV
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 23, 2018
A pattern has developed. Members of the Trump administration are not expected to be allowed to dine in public with family and friends, apparently. Earlier this week, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen was harassed by a loud mob inside a Washington, D.C. restaurant as she dined with a friend. White House adviser Stephen Miller was called “a fascist” by a protester as he dined at a Mexican restaurant, too. Does the irony escape the protesters? Their behavior is quite fascist on its face.
Now we know the new rules, according to Kathy Griffin. For no other reason than the opposition party believing a person is a liar, that person is to be refused service by business owners. Got it. I don’t think the Democrats and their friends in #TheResistance will be so pleased with the new rules when the next Democrat is elected president.