Skip to comments.The owner of the Red Hen explains why she asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave
Posted on 06/23/2018 1:56:12 PM PDT by Simon Green
Stephanie Wilkinson was at home Friday evening nearly 200 miles from the White House when the choice presented itself.
Her phone rang about 8 p.m. It was the chef at the Red Hen, the tiny farm-to-table restaurant that she co-owned just off Main Street in Lexington, Va.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders had just walked in and sat down, the chef informed her.
He said the staff is a little concerned. What should we do? Wilkinson told The Washington Post. I said Id be down to see if its true.
It seemed unlikely to her that President Trumps press secretary should be dining at a 26-seat restaurant in rural Virginia. But then, it was unlikely that her entire staff would have misidentified Sanders, who had arrived last to a table of eight booked under her husbands name.
As she made the short drive to the Red Hen, Wilkinson knew only this:
She knew Lexington, population 7,000, had voted overwhelmingly against Trump in a county that voted overwhelmingly for him. She knew the community was deeply divided over such issues as Confederate flags. She knew, she said, that her restaurant and its half-dozen servers and cooks had managed to stay in business for 10 years by keeping politics off the menu.
And she knew she believed that Sarah Huckabee Sanders worked in the service of an inhumane and unethical administration. That she publicly defended the presidents cruelest policies, and that that could not stand.
Im not a huge fan of confrontation, Wilkinson said. I have a business, and I want the business to thrive. This feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable actions and decisions to uphold their morals.
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Hope her business goes the way of Starbucks.
A place where no decent person need ever eat, again.
I’m sorry, under her husband’s name?
This commie bitch is oh so more moral than the rest of us. I hope to see her lousy greasy spoon go out of business.
She obviously does not understand the term “Public Accomodation” - DOJ should immediately start on investigation for civil rights violations. After all, who else do they discriminate against?
Yeah, we are b####. Some basement dwelling leftscum are giving you props. Most people who actually work and can buy your slop are slamming you on Twitter. Expect youll be out of business in 6 months or less. The thought makes me smile.
” the staff was concerned”
May that bag of snowflakes melt in hell
I have just had ENOUGH with this neurotic tantrum throwing subset
Yer right, lefty bitch.
You chose poorly.
May you and yours suffer because of it.
You can still rate these bigots on TripAdvisor. They are currently showing 4.5. That rating needs to be revised.
“”that Sarah Huckabee Sanders worked in the service of an inhumane and unethical administration.””
Obama had children in cages and wrapped in foil, but that wasn’t “inhumane and unethical”. Wonder if she ever refused to serve someone from Obama’s administration?
How the hell does kicking someone out for their politics keep politics out of their business?
Its absolutely laughable to hear Crybaby leftists pretend they have morals, ethics, patriotism, values and appreciation for duly elected officials.
And are racially unbiased.
“She knew, she said, that her restaurant and its half-dozen servers and cooks had managed to stay in business for 10 years by keeping politics off the menu.”
10 years down the drain faster than a fart in the wind.
How is this any different than, “We don’t serve Jews here.” (?) Or, Polish, or Irish, or Italian?
2015: Restaurant Owner Offers Excuses As To Why Josh Earnest Was Forced To Leave
Every competent business person knows that there is no room for politics in business. You are guaranteed to tick off about 1/2 of your potential client base. You can't buy that kind of publicity.
Who sells food or supplies to this restaurant? Maybe some Trump supporters among them ... so perhaps they should cut them off also.
Guilty of the same behavior and thinking. Never allow a person known to be pro abortion or pro choice to enter my home.
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