>> Not one to let any slight go unchallenged Donald Trump used the power of his presidency Monday to attack a small restaurant in Lexington, Virginia. Tweeting to his 53 million followers that quote, the Red Hen restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors, and windows badly needs a paint job rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The controversy began when Stephanie Wilkinson, the owner of the Red Hen, asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to leave Friday night because of her job at the White House. Local media quoted Wilkinson as saying her employees didn't feel comfortable waiting on Sanders. The news spread when Sanders posted it on Twitter, saying that the owners actions, say far more about her than about me.
This follows an incident last week when protestors confronted Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, at a Mexican restaurant. At an immigration protest, Saturday, Congresswoman, Maxine Waters, a consistent foe of Trump's, urged people to continue confronting Trump staffers in public. But House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, on Twitter made it clear that she was not on board with that, writing quote, in the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again.
Trump's daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable. The President then responded to Waters, appearing to threaten the Congresswoman, tweeting quote, she has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max.
Meanwhile outraged Sanders supporters have began leaving negative reviews of the restaurant online one said, Wilkins' actions were unprofessional and disrespectful. But others rallied to the Red Hen's defense saying quote, thank you for being true patriots and true Americans. You have a right to refuse service to evil people.
Still other stops by the restaurant to show their support in person.>> The Red Hen defends.>> Local media say it was closed Saturday night so customers wouldn't be exposed to, quote, any potential unpleasantness from outside entities.