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Restaurant refuses to serve Trump’s press secretary Sarah Sanders

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Ms Sanders is being touted as a candidate for governor of Arkansas. Photo: AP
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for US President Donald Trump.

Sanders said she was told on Friday night by the owner of The Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, that she had to “leave because I work for (at) POTUS and I politely left”.

Sanders said the event said far more about the owner of the restaurant than it did about her.

The Red Hen eatery where Sarah Huckabee Sanders was turfed out. Photo: AP/David Lin

“I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so,” Sanders said in the Saturday tweet from her official account, which generated 22,000 replies in about an hour.

Opinions about Sanders’ treatment at the restaurant spilled throughout social media, with people on both sides of politics weighing in – including her father, former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

A Red Hen employer breaks news of the incident on Twitter, prompting thousands of critics and supporters to weigh in with opinions like the tweet below

“Bigotry. On the menu at Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington VA. Or you can ask for the ‘Hate Plate’,” Huckabee said, quickly generating 2000 replies in about 30 minutes.

“And appetisers are ‘small plates for small minds.”‘

Feisty White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defence of Trump’s policies has made her an object of contempt. Photo: Twitter

On Yelp, a reviewer of the restaurant from Los Angeles wrote: “Don’t eat here if you’re a Republican, wearing a MAGA hat or a patriot.”

“12/10 would recommend. Bonus: this place is run by management who stuck up for their beliefs and who are true Americans. THANK YOU!!!!” said a reviewer from Commerce City, Colorado.

-AAP

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