White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders on Saturday said she had been asked to leave a Virginia restaurant because she worked for President Donald Trump. “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,” Sanders said on Twitter.
A co-owner of Red Hen, Stephanie Wilkinson, said she believed Sanders worked for an “inhumane and unethical” administration. She decided to ask the spokesperson to leave the “farm-to-table” restaurant after talking to her staff, Wilkinson told The Washington Post.
Many people criticised the restaurant. They said that it was discriminatory. The restaurant’s Facebook profile saw a surge of both one and five star ratings since the incident, reported BBC.
Sanders said the action said more about Wilkinson. “I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so,” she added.
This comes days after protestors at a Mexican restaurant in Washington Department booed at Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.