As of Sunday morning the New Jersey restaurant's Facebook was swarmed with dozens of one-star reviews, including, "T$3 o turn away a customer is not right", "All RED HENS need to be boycotted", and a zealous, "I wouldn't eat here if my life depended on it after what you did to SARAH!"
One and five-star reviews fill the Virginia Red Hen restaurant's Facebook and Yelp pages after a server at the Lexington restaurant posted on Facebook saying "I just served Sarah Huckabee Sanders for a total of two minutes before my owner kicked her out along with seven of her other family members".
"I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so", Sanders said in the tweet from her official account, which generated 22,000 replies in about an hour. "It's the same as if an ATF agent pulled out his badge when a restaurant tried to throw him/her out", Shaub wrote. "She was informed of Sanders" arrival by a chef. "Seeks to coerce business by using her office to get public to pressure it", Shaub continued. He said the corollary - using a government position to punish an operation by "discouraging patronage"- is also illegal. "Misuse [regulations] covers both".
Sanders took the high road in on Twitter after the incident.
Also, 5 CFR 2635.101, which details the "basic obligation of public service" requires that employees "shall act impartially and not give preferential treatment to any private organization or individual".
Sanders' father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, called it "bigotry" on Twitter. "I can ask her to leave", Wilkinson told her staff, she said. However, she believes Sanders works for an "inhumane and unethical" administration. "I'm not a huge fan of confrontation".
"Tell me what you want me to do. This feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable actions and decisions to uphold their morals". After arriving and discussing the matter with her employees, some of whom are gay and knew that Trump wished to bar transgender people from the military, and receiving their advice to ask her to leave, Wilkinson eventually talked with Sanders outside.
And according to the New York Post, White House aide Stephen Miller, a key architect of Trump's immigration policy, was called a "fascist" by a fellow customer last weekend at a hip south-of-the-border eatery in D.C.