After Trump Attacks Red Hen For Being ‘Filthy,’ People Bring Up Mar-a-Lago’s Multiple Health Violations

After Trump Attacks Red Hen For Being ‘Filthy,’ People Bring Up Mar-a-Lago’s Multiple Health Violations

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.

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 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.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.