This Saturday, 23. June 2018 photo shows the Red Hen Restaurant in downtown Lexington, Va. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday in a tweet that you are booting from the Virginia restaurant, because she works for President Donald Trump. Sanders said she was told by the owner of The Red hen, they had to “leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left.” (AP Photo/Daniel Lin)
Michael Friedman never thought that the naming would be his restaurant ” Red Hen so controversial.
But if the co-owner of another restaurant called the Red Hen – the one almost 200 miles away in Lexington, Va. – refused to serve, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Friday night, it was hunting season on any local with a chicken in his name.
“It was a bit of an interesting day yesterday,” Friedman told Fox News. “There were so many negative comments floating in, on social media and the people to call, my restaurants, to threaten us.”
The foul play began when Sanders tweeted that she was told by the owner of the Red hen in Lexington, Va., that you had to “leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left.” You said that the episode on Friday evening, says far more about the owner of the restaurant, as he put it on her.
“I always do my best to treat people, even those I don’t agree with, respect, and will continue to do so,” said Sanders in the tweet from their official account generated 22,000 responses in about an hour.
While Friedman tried quickly to suppress any bird-brained game room mistakenly focused on its Italian-influenced restaurant by posting on your social media accounts, the local had no connection to the one in Lexington, it did little to stop the flood of angry comments and calls. A person is called, one of Friedman’s other restaurants, and threatened to blow it up, while another just repeats the word “shame” over and over again.
“This is said to be a great mistake,” Friedman said. “We are not connected to a restaurant in Lexington, but this is not a franchise. We serve anyone who walks through the door, no matter their race, religion, sexual orientation, political party, or whatever.”
Friedman’s restaurant was the only restaurant called The Red hen, incorrectly heat take the following Sanders getting the boat in Lexington.
In Swedesboro, N. J., a family-style restaurant with the same name sharply criticized by the supporters of President Trump – receiving over 200 calls was also and see their Facebook rating reduced to 1 star Hotel. The restaurant was finally also forced to go, in order to clarify social media the Problem.
“THE RED HEN IN SWEDESBORO, NEW JERSEY IS IN NO WAY associated WITH THE RED HEN IN VIRGINIA,” a contribution to the New Jersey restaurant’s Facebook page States. “Please check your facts before you wrongly defame innocent businesses on Facebook.”
Sanders’ dilemma in Lexington is just the latest in a series of bad nights for members of the Trump management.
Earlier in the week, Trump’s Homeland Security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, in short, a working dinner in a Mexican restaurant in Washington cut, after protesters shame and shouted,”!”, until you left. A few days earlier, Trump aide Stephen Miller, a key adviser to immigration, was bothered by someone at a different Mexican restaurant in town, called him “a fascist”, according to the New York Post.
In Lexington – a place of blue in a sea of red, one-sided, with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential elections by a 2-1 margin, most of the local entrepreneurs on one side with The Red hen co-owner Stephanie Wilkinson giving a brusque reception to Sanders.
In this June 14, 2018 file photo, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders smiles as she wishes for President Donald Trump “happy birthday”, during the daily briefing in the Briefing room of the White house in Washington. Sanders confirmed in a tweet that she was asked to leave, Virginia restaurant on Friday evening, 22. June. Sanders said she was told by the owner of The Red hen in Lexington, Virginia, you had to “leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left.” Sanders’ treatment of the restaurant has to weigh a social media frenzy, with people on both sides, to their criticism of the incident.
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Tom Lomax, the local shop called Wilkinson a “force of nature” and “one of the greatest drivers in the downtown area.”
“We support our own here great little community we have,” he said.
Stephen Russek, a former restaurant owner in the Region, however, said: “you had no right to do that.”
“You have your political opinions, you don’t throw someone out of your restaurant,” Russek, who lives nearby, said. “They should be shut down.”
Wilkinson said The Washington Post, that your employees had called to report her, Sanders was in the restaurant. They cited several reasons, including the concerns of several restaurant employees who were gay and knew that Sanders had defended Trump’s desire to be in the bar transgender persons from the military.
“Tell me what you want me to do. I can ask to leave you,” Wilkinson said to her employees, she said. “She said Yes.”