Sarah Sanders Booted from Virginia Restaurant, Triggering Online Firestorm


“When they go low, we go high.” That was the liberal slogan made famous by Michelle Obama — but it looks like it lasted all of about ten seconds before collapsing.

Instead, the left seems to be stooping as low as possible. On Saturday morning, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders put a spotlight on just how “tolerant” and open to “diversity” liberals are… or more accurately, are not.

It looks like a restaurant in Virginia couldn’t stand serving food to someone with different political views. Over the weekend, they told Sanders and her party to leave simply because she works for the White House.

“Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for (President Trump) and I politely left,” the White House press secretary posted on Twitter.

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“Her actions say far more about her than about me,” Sanders continued. “I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.”

Employees of the restaurant confirmed that they kicked the working mother out of their restaurant for no reason other than her political views.

“I just served Sarah Huckabee Sanders for a total of 2 minutes before my owner kicked her out along with 7 of her other family members,” wrote waiter Jaike Foley-Schultz on Facebook.

Yes, the location wasn’t just intolerant of Sanders, it also apparently couldn’t stand serving her entire family.

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According to The Hill, Sanders didn’t draw attention to the incident until other people bragged about the restaurant’s actions online.

“The post went viral when the director of Clean Virginia, a left-leaning energy focused nonprofit, shared the post on Twitter, along with a handwritten note purportedly from the restaurant that reads, among other things, ’86 — Sara Huckabee Sanders,'” the news magazine reported.

“’86’ is restaurant industry slang meaning ‘throw out’ or ‘get rid of,'” The Hill continued.

Sanders may have taken the high road by refusing to trash-talk the restaurant, but the location quickly found itself in the middle of an online firestorm over its actions.

As of the Saturday afternoon, the previously well-reviewed restaurant had taken a major hit on social platforms like Yelp, and was down to a dismal 2.3 stars out of 5 on Facebook.

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“Reviewers from both sides of the aisle flooded [The Red Hen] restaurant’s Facebook and Yelp pages with one- and five-star reviews after a server at the restaurant claimed his boss kicked out White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” The Hill stated. It seems the one-star reviews are winning.

It isn’t the first time in the last several days that Republican officials were kicked out by intolerant liberals for having the “wrong” employer.

“The report comes just days after two other members of the Trump administration — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and White House senior adviser Stephen Miller — were forced to leave restaurants due to protests of the administration’s immigration policies,” reported The Hill.

Think about that for a minute. By all accounts, right-leaning restaurants like Chick-fil-A are welcoming and happy to serve people of all backgrounds, whether they be gay, straight, liberal or not. That’s even with ownership that is publicly Christian and conservative.

In contrast, a liberal restaurant is apparently so closed-minded that its staff cannot even fathom serving a working mother and her family, out of projected hate for the current president.

Despite that glaring difference, it is the left who constantly paints conservatives as “fascists,” while liberals are oh-so-tolerant… that is, until a woman has the audacity to have a career that the left dislikes.

Nothing speaks volumes quite like blatant hypocrisy.

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Benjamin Arie is an independent journalist and writer. He has personally covered everything ranging from local crime to the U.S. president as a reporter in Michigan before focusing on national politics. Ben frequently travels to Latin America and has spent years living in Mexico.