The Washington Post reports on Lexington, VA Red Hen owner Stephanie Wilkinson throwing White House press spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders out of her restaurant:
“I said: ‘I’m the owner’,” she recalled.
“‘I’d like you to come out to the patio with me for a word.’”
“I was babbling a little, but I got my point across in a polite and direct fashion,” Wilkinson said.
“I explained that the restaurant has certain standards that I feel it has to uphold, such as honesty, and compassion, and cooperation.
“I said: ‘I’d like to ask you to leave.’ ”
Sanders’ response was immediate, Wilkinson said: “‘That’s fine. I’ll go’.”
As a supporter of President Trump I’d love to say to Ms. Wilkinson (pictured above) thank you, thank you, thank you.
Here’s an excerpt from an editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal:
Hillary Clinton lost the Presidency in 2016 for many reasons but one was surely because she called people who disagreed with her a “basket of deplorables.” Millions of Americans knew who she meant, and nearly 63 million voted for Donald J. Trump.
The political left is now repeating that mistake as its cultural and political vanguard sends a message of condescension, hostility and now ostracism to anyone who voted for Mr. Trump or has worked with or for him for the good of the country. Their relentless contempt might end up re-electing him.
On that score don’t underestimate how the refusal by a restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will resonate politically.
Rest assured every Trump supporter in America will be reminded of this episode from here to November. The message: Now you’re so deplorable they won’t serve you in their restaurants.
So once again, thank you Ms. Wilkinson.