White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Slanders was reportedly denied service at a Virginia restaurant over the owner’s “moral convictions” and that kicked off a firestorm of attention, especially after Sanders confirmed that she was booted out in a tweet. Sanders was 86ed from the restaurant, along with 7 members of her family. “86” is restaurant slang for getting rid of something, ejecting someone, or refusing service.
— Brennan Gilmore (@brennanmgilmore) June 23, 2018
So, Sarah Sanders, a paid liar, tweeted about the experience but that didn’t go down too well, especially since the press secretary claimed that she always treats people respectfully (LOL).
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. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 23, 2018
And just like that, ‘Red Hen’ is trending on Twitter. While there are some Trump supporters, presumably ones who think the owners of bakeries should be allowed to deny service to gay couples, attacking the restaurant, most of the social media users are promising to patronize the eatery.
Amazing, I’d love to donate to the Red Hen for all their great work.
— Moe Hindi (@thegreatmoe) June 23, 2018
And now everyone has heard of the Red Hen.
— hayley a stein (@hayleyastein) June 23, 2018
Kudo’s to the owner of The Red Hen for standing up for your moral convictions. If I’m ever that way I’ll stop in.
— Annilee P (@perkinsalp) June 23, 2018
Good for the Red Hen….Whatever a baker can do a restaurant can do just as well!! Womp, Womp!!
— Alison (@AwWilkin) June 23, 2018
To the owners of the Red Hen … I don’t even know what kind of food you serve, but if you open a franchise in Nashville I will make it a point to eat there every day.
— Rob (Crash_86) (@Crash_86) June 23, 2018
I can almost guarantee more people will now eat at the Red Hen solely on the fact that they kicked your phony lying ass out. I know I would!
— Mel (@Mer_macita) June 23, 2018
Friends in DC/NOVA looking for a beautiful weekend? Come to see the beautiful Blue Ridge and have a meal (with generous tip) at Red Hen restaurant in Lexington VA. #TastefulResistance https://t.co/JN3UVpMeqJ
— Tom Perriello (@tomperriello) June 23, 2018
Everyone outraged by Sanders being refused service at “Red Hen” seem to have COMPLETELY forgotten a bakery and wedding cake issue.
— Cat Falzon (@CatFalzon) June 23, 2018
Next time I’m down that way I must go to The Red Hen. #redhenstrong
— Greg Clark (@GSC068) June 23, 2018
DEFINITELY SUPPORTING RED HEN!!
Thanks for the graphic! It’s wonderful advertising!!
— Jen Lee (@JenLee_ATX) June 23, 2018
I’ll be eating at the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va tonight!!!!
— beths (@bethy53) June 23, 2018
When I’m in the area, I’ll definitely be going to the Red Hen. The menu looks really, really good, you guys.
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