Trump calls restaurant 'dirty' after aide asked to leave
President Trump has posted a tweet after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant on Friday.
"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. I always had a rule, if a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!" Trump tweeted.
His comment comes two days after Sanders tweeted about her experience.
"Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so," Sanders wrote on Saturday.
The Red Hen's owner, Stephanie Wilkinson, has since spoken out about the incident, telling the Washington Post that she decided to ask Sanders to leave based on her being part of an "inhumane and unethical" administration.
And, despite some negative attention from Trump supporters, Wilkinson stands by her decision, telling the Post: "I would have done the same thing again. We just felt there are moments in time when people need to live their convictions. This appeared to be one."