Over the weekend, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was refused service at a Virginia restaurant for her affiliation with the Trump administration.
Sanders and her family left the establishment, and Sanders took to Twitter the following morning detailing 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. 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,” she tweeted.
Many applauded The Red Hen owner’s decision to stand her ground, while others defended Sanders by flocking to the restaurant’s Yelp and Facebook pages to leave harsh reviews.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee also came to his daughter’s defense, replying to Sanders’ tweet with a review of his own.
“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,’ he wrote.
In a radio interview with Laura Ingraham, Huckabee further revealed that The Red Hen owner Stephanie Wilkinson continued to harass Sanders’ family after they left, Mediaite reported.
“Once Sarah and her family left, of course, Sarah was asked to please vacate, Sarah and her husband just went home. They had sort of had enough,” he explained.
“But the rest of her family went across the street to a different restaurant. The owner of the Red Hen — nobody’s told this — then followed them across the street, called people, and organized a protest yelling and screaming at them from outside the other restaurant and creating this scene,” he continued.
Today, Huckabee took to Twitter again to post an image of a New York restaurant with a sign outside welcoming Sanders in.
“OPEN! BREAKFAST SARAH SANDERS WELCOME ANY TIME,” the sign read.
“Kipps Restaurant in S Wales NY looks like my kind of place!” Huckabee captioned the photo.
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