As tempers flare over immigration and other policies, it’s getting harder for top Trump administration officials to get a good meal anywhere near Washington D.C.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she and her family members were ousted from a Lexington, Virginia, restaurant Friday night by an owner who wanted her to leave because she works for President Donald Trump.
Sanders confirmed the incident on Twitter after a waiter posted about it on social media. “Her actions say far more about her than about me,” she tweeted about the owner of the Red Hen restaurant. “I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.”
The incident comes days after protesters assailed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a Mexican restaurant in downtown Washington, just as the administration was coming under fire for its policy of separating undocumented immigrant families at the U.S. border with Mexico.
And according to the New York Post, White House aide Stephen Miller, a key architect of Trump’s immigration policy, was called a “fascist” by a fellow customer last weekend at a hip south-of-the-border eatery in D.C.