President Donald Trump slammed the Red Hen restaurant in a Monday tweet, suggesting the interior of the restaurant could well reflect the “filthy” exterior.
“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,” Trump wrote. “I always had a rule, if a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!”
On Friday evening, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders and her family were ordered to leave the Lexington, Virginia restaurant due to the administration’s stance on transsexuals in the military. They politely complied, though Huckabee-Sanders later drew attention to the situation on Twitter.
Since the incident surrounding Huckabee-Sanders, the Red Hen restaurant’s official phone line now goes straight to a voicemail condemning Trump supporters. The restaurant has also received a swathe of negative reviews on Facebook from Trump supporters aggrieved at its poor treatment of a respected member of the Trump administration.
As a businessman, Trump hosted numerous restaurants in Trump Tower, and in his seven hotels and sixteen golf clubs, giving the President a great deal of credibility in his evaluation of this shambolic Shenandoah Valley establishment.
The Red Hen’s behavior towards Huckabee-Sanders served as just the latest in a line of similar incidents, with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Senior Advisor to the President Stephen Miller facing vicious harassment by leftists in D.C. area restaurants earlier that week. These radicals have been egged on by Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who has called on her party’s supporters to aggressively torment any Trump official they happen to encounter in public.