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Restaurant Asks Sarah Sanders to Leave on Account of the Trumpiness

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 1:47 pm


White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said she was told to leave a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump.

Sanders wrote on Twitter on Saturday that the owner of Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, asked her to leave because of who she works for.

“Her actions say far more about her than about me,” Sanders tweeted. “I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.”

A restaurant should have the right to serve, or not serve, anyone they like. Patrons should have the right to decide that they won’t eat at establishments that refuse service to someone because of their political beliefs.

A man who says he was Sanders’ waiter at the farm-to-table restaurant wrote on Facebook that he only served her for a couple minutes before the owner “asked her to leave and she complied.”

“Her family left on their own accord, we didn’t actually refuse service or ‘kick her out,'” he wrote in the Facebook post.

Of course the restaurant kicked her out. If she’s asked to leave and refuses, she’s trespassing. Don’t pretend management didn’t kick her out. They absolutely did.

Another step towards the politicization of literally everything.


  1. Of course they have the right, but those applauding this move today were shouting “bake the damn cake” yesterday.

    Comment by Sean — 6/23/2018 @ 4:35 pm

  2. It’s sad that so many Americans like to get even instead of play fair. It’s also sad that so many don’t know or care about protecting religious freedom.

    Comment by DRJ — 6/23/2018 @ 7:50 pm

  3. I don’t thing that religious freedom should be granted higher status. Freedom is freedom, whether it’s an individual belief or a group belief (religion is an example of the latter).

    So, either it’s okay for a baker to refuse to bake a cake for a gay wedding or a black wedding or senior citizen wedding or a veteran’s wedding, whatever their personal biases are, religious or not, or it’s not.

    As for the restaurant owner, I’m fine with what they did, if, and only if, a restaurant owner could likewise eject a democrat, a black, a Mexican, a gay, a straight, a white, a vegetarian, whatever fits their bias.

    Comment by Arizona CJ — 6/23/2018 @ 8:44 pm

  4. One man’s freedom stops at the other man’s gate. No one has unlimited freedom unless he live alone on an island. But our laws do protect people from discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status.

    This, a restaurant owner can deny service for any reason but not for a “bad” reason, such as the color of someone’s skin. The rights of a restaurant owner to deny service has more limits, and should, than our rights to practice our religions. IMO that’s why the way the lower courts decided the baker case and others like it were s o disappointing. Many clearly don’t think religion should be protected anymore, and a lot of Americans agree including Ms. Tiegen.

    Comment by DRJ — 6/24/2018 @ 5:41 am

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