As we told you earlier, a restaurant owner asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and others with her to leave the establishment, which was confirmed by Sanders with this tweet:
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
Sanders sparked some anger among the blue check Resistance for naming the restaurant:
A small business owner makes a decision that she doesn't want a liar who contributes to the hate in this country to dine at her establishment and Sarah from her official White House account attacks her. Punching down is what the White House does.
Please support the Red Hen. https://t.co/TflhgHJhWk
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 23, 2018
Very big and respectful of SHS to openly name and shame the restaurant—knowing full well what targeting people will now do—because she got her fee-fees hurt. https://t.co/milGQKl1mM
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) June 23, 2018
Think about this.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders went home after this incident. She went to sleep. She woke up. A good 12 hrs after the incident — knowing this restaurant and person would become an enemy to the most rabid Trump supporters — she used her official account for this tweet.
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) June 23, 2018
Cool. Sarah Sanders is using her official White House Twitter account, which she uses as the official spokesperson for the President of the United States, to attack a private business https://t.co/lNXB5Pn5r4
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) June 23, 2018
I'm sure official White House accounts aren't for leaving bad restaurant reviews. https://t.co/9hXoL78tJz
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) June 23, 2018
It’s been pointed out that an employee posting the incident to social media is how the name of the restaurant was first reported:
Lot of this going around. Server at restaurant bragged about it online and it went viral. If she didn’t tweet about it, she would have been asked about it. She probably had emails from reporters in her inbox when she tweeted. https://t.co/50qWBUoPt3
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) June 23, 2018
How did she shame them? Are you suggesting the owner should be ashamed of this? The owner said she did not want people like Sanders in her establishment. Sanders just helped her spread the word.
— RocksEm (@RocksEm) June 23, 2018
For those who are claiming that Sarah Huckabee Sanders went out of her way to publicly blast the Red Hen this morning, you have to understand that the story was going viral *before* this tweet so she did *not* instigate the story, but is simply responding to it. https://t.co/cP6oGXjqNy
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) June 23, 2018
https://t.co/F6Aiw12nnq Bragging about it is more disrespectful. If they did nothing, she would have done the same!
— Theresa A (@varks3) June 23, 2018
So women should shut up and be silent is your stance? The restaurant owner asked her to leave they shouldn't mind it being publicized https://t.co/BgtxC9o3qd
— Gary (@garyalan82) June 23, 2018
And while we’re at it:
Since naming and shaming is wrong again, Kirstjen Nielsen’s neighbors just called – they’d like their life back, please.
— AdonisUnplugged ⚖️ (@AdonisUnplugged) June 23, 2018
This stuff’s gotten out of control.