Skip to comments.In wake of Red Hen controversy, demonstrators rally support in Lexington for President Trump
Posted on 07/01/2018 12:32:33 PM PDT by conservative98
LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) Hundreds of people, representing several different groups, gathered in Lexington Saturday for demonstrations sparked by the actions of a restaurant owner.
Motorcycles roared down East Washington Street as dozens lined the sidewalk, holding signs with sayings like "The Red Hen laid a rotten egg."
Nearly everyone who came out for a series of rallies was there to show support for President Trump, after the owner of the Red Hen asked his chief spokesperson to leave the restaurant more than a week ago.
"That was the straw that broke the camel's back and set us off and made us say 'we've got to come down to this town," explained Douglas Thompson of "Bikers For Trump," a group founded to rally support for President Trump and other conservative politicians.
"Our message is (we) need to start showing respect for the President of the United States," Thompson said.
Also on hand were members of a group called The Patriot Picket, a group that primarily advocates for Second Amendment Rights.
Corey Stewart, the man recently nominated by Republicans to run against Tim Kaine in this year's Senate race, also showed up to share his thoughts on what happened at The Red Hen.
"The left in this country has gone so crazy," Stewart told WDBJ7. "Tim Kaine and the Democrats are upset with the President and the fact that he's been so successful."
At least one person stood among those rallying for the President to show support for the owner of The Red Hen.
"I'm very impressed with this woman," said Vanessa Billings, a woman who traveled from Baltimore to show her support for The Red Hen and its owner. "It was a very brave thing to do. She is suffering economically from it."
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I thought I was doing smart business. Now I've been closed for more than week.
Glad to see this controversy isn’t dying down, Lexington VA is a hill worth fighting for.
Drive those commies out of town!
Did the Red Hen really close down this week or just had protesters there every day while they conducted normal business hours?
“...It was a very brave thing to do...”
It was a very STUPID thing to do...
Next thing you know carpetbaggers will be turning Lexington, VA into a place of “Art and Innovation”.
All indications were that it was CLOSED for business....
Wait until (if ever) they reopen and then gather every day at dinner time and put MAGA in her face.
Now that’s the whirlwind.
“I’m very impressed with this woman,” said Vanessa Billings, a woman who traveled from Baltimore to show her support for The Red Hen and its owner. “It was a very brave thing to do. She is suffering economically from it.”
Time will tell, if there are enough liberal radical types, to go to her restaurant, and keep it in business.
So now is a new narrative emerging, that the owner of the Red Hen is a victim, suffering economically, because of the controversy? The controversy which she initiated with her own actions? The fight she decided to pick with the administration?
She’s learning some good life lessons. Such as, you can’t alienate a big number of customers in a business, and stay in business. She will learn if there is a long term cost to requiring her customers to be liberal. Etc. ETc.
Good life lessons for this businesswoman to learn.
Red Hen’s husband and son must be quaking in their pink hats at the sight of bikers.
It’s about Trump, but it’s not. It’s really all about driving conservatives from the public square, totally & forever.
They want to delegitimize us & normalize their agenda....which is self-loathing & anti-life.
She looks like that woman in NJ that acted so horrible to the cops that pulled her daughter’s friend over. Guess she wasn’t too smart either.
Every liberal is a violent totalitarian thug.
It’s next week, and next month and the month after, that will test our endurance. When (if) the Red Hen reopens please call/email to get a reservation so you can enjoy their awesome food. And leave a 5* review on Yelp, TripAdvisor, FB and Google.
pussy hats being worn by men = PUSSIES!
Leave the kid out of it but call the dad Duncan Richter and ask him.
So now is a new narrative emerging, that the owner of the Red Hen is a victim, suffering economically, because of the controversy? The controversy which she initiated with her own actions?
Maybe closed for a lot longer than a week, I hope. No sympathy for your staff as well since they agreed with your hatred and bigotry.
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