Sarah Sanders Kicked Out of Restaurant Over Trump, Her Response Is the Best

politics
June 23, 2018Jun 23, 2018

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders revealed on Saturday that she and her family had been denied service at a Virginia restaurant. Why? Because she works for President Trump.

Sanders wasn't the one who initially publicized the incident. She responded on Twitter after a server's post about her family being kicked out of the restaurant went viral.

Jaike Foley-Schultz, who said he is a waiter at the restaurant, took to Facebook shortly after the incident to share that he had served Sanders and her family “for a total of 2 minutes” before the owner asked them to leave.

Sanders confirmed the incident in a tweet. Her response was pure class, showing who had the high road in the situation.

“Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for [President Trump] and I politely left,” Sanders tweeted.

She pointed out: “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.”

According to The Hill, the incident as caused a variety of reactions from both supporters of the POTUS and critics. They've taken to the restaurant’s Facebook and Yelp pages to leave one- or five-star reviews.

One Facebook user wrote, "As a native Virginian, I am outraged at your shameful treatment of Sarah Sanders. As a regular visitor to Lexington, I will not be spending one red cent in your restaurant. Is your intolerant treatment of Ms. Sanders because of her political views/association any different from the treatment of blacks based on race in the Jim Crow South? I don’t think so."

Another wrote, "I’m shocked your staff allowed their hatred for the President of the United States to become so ugly as to deny entry to a woman who works as our nation’s Press Secretary, who merely gathers & reports the news, doesn’t make policy. Your staff showed unfair political bias & discrimination. By such a knee-jerk reaction, you have made your establishment a place where no one could feel safe...neither right, left or middle-of-the-road leaning customers. And this makes me sad."

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