President Donald Trump woke up Monday morning and decided to weigh in on the issue surrounding his press secretary getting 86’d from a small rural Virginia restaurant after the owner asked her to leave because she worked for the Trump administration. And the president reacted in the way everyone pretty much expected.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018
Yep. The most powerful person in the country called the Red Hen “dirty” while saying it 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.” So while folks are currently debating about the need for more civility, the leader of the free world is whipping up social media mobs to go after a small business.
Regarding Trump’s attacks on the Red Hen for supposedly being unclean, some keen-eyed folks on Twitter noted that the president’s Florida golf resort and the place he calls the “Winter White House” — Mar-a-Lago — has its own history of health violations.
The April 2018 state inspection cited no violations inside the kitchen at Trump’s Mar-a-lago. However, inspectors found dozens of violations between 2015 and 2017 – including “accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine” in 2015. https://t.co/hdAbytoxsD
— Victor Blackwell CNN (@VictorBlackwell) June 25, 2018
In case you’ve forgotten https://t.co/GHjGuqEhFj
— Dan Rebellato (@DanRebellato) June 25, 2018
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 25, 2018
As Trump accuses a small Va. restaurant of being "filthy," worth noting the restaurant at Trump's Mar-A-Lago has been cited 78 times in the past three years for health code violations, including "a black/green mold-like substance" on the ice machine. https://t.co/OHryHsWtqt https://t.co/wUplAABwZX
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) June 25, 2018
Trump claims he serves beautiful chocolate cake at Mar-A-Lago but is the food safe?
13 violations: undercooled meat, dangerous fish & Trump the nerve to use the highest office in the land to attack a small business.
Republicans are lost. A sickness
— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@riotwomennn) June 25, 2018
My saying: “If a *resort* is cited 78 times for health violations – including unsafe seafood, insufficiently refrigerated meats, rusty shelves, cooks without hairnets, and black/green mold-like substance in the ice machine, it must be Mar-a-Lago!”https://t.co/qWyhU561RS
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) June 25, 2018
The Associated Press reported last year that Mar-a-Lago was cited for 78 health violations over the previous three years. State health inspectors also spotted 15 violations in January 2017, days before Trump hosts Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Among the major problems were refrigerators and walk-in coolers that were far too warm and storing meat at temperatures higher than recommended levels. Prior inspections found dirty cutting boards and food slicers and an “accumulation of “black/green mold-like substance” in an ince machine.