It’s one thing to take a dig at President Trump himself — he has thick enough skin to withstand it. But when you attack or threaten his family or staff, it’s a whole different game.
After Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of a restaurant late last week, Trump decided to let the world know what he thinks about that, and the restaurant owners are probably not very happy right now…
The Hill reports:
President Trump said early Monday that the Virginia restaurant that refused to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is “dirty” and “needs a paint job.”
“The Red Hen Restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” the president wrote on Twitter.
“I always had a rule, if a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!”
The Red Hen Restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders. I always had a rule, if a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018
The president’s tweet comes after Sanders confirmed over the weekend that the owner of a restaurant in Lexington, Va., asked her to leave while she dined out with a group of people.
“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,” Sanders wrote on Twitter Saturday.
“I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so,” she added.
The owner of the restaurant, Stephanie Wilkinson, told The Washington Post that she asked Sanders directly to leave the establishment.
“I explained that the restaurant has certain standards that I feel it has to uphold, such as honesty, and compassion, and cooperation,” Wilkinson told the Post.
Wilkinson said Sanders quickly agreed to leave.
The incident occurred the same week protesters confronted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a Washington, D.C., restaurant over the administration’s immigration policy.