The owners of a Mexican restaurant in Tucson, Arizona faced social media backlash this past week over a photo that showed them attending a Trump rally.
Hispanic Owners of Mexican restaurant north of Tucson targeted on social media after Trump rally https://t.co/2PA1QWW1sO
— Read Cernovich dot com (@Cernovich) February 29, 2020
“Very ugly stuff. They are saying nasty stuff about the restaurant,” owner Jorge Rivas said Friday, a day after he and his wife posted a video on Facebook defending their rights as “naturalized American citizens” to vote, support and meet whomever they please.
GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel had some choice words for those directing hate at the owners.
Completely uncalled for to have your business targeted on social media for attending a Trump rally.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 1, 2020
And President Trump gave their restaurant a shout-out on Twitter following an interview they had Sunday morning on ‘Fox and Friends.’
The food is GREAT at Sammy’s Mexican Grill in Phoenix, Arizona. Congratulations to Betty & Jorge Rivas on doing such a wonderful job. I will try hard to stop by the next time I am in Phoenix. Support Sammy’s! @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 1, 2020
Here is a link where you can watch Jorge and Betty Rivas’ Fox interview.
Editor’s note: This post originally featured a misspelling of the word Tucson, which has been corrected.