Red Hen restaurant owner Stephanie Wilkinson, who achieved national infamy last summer when she refused to serve White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and her family, still believes that she did the right thing by kicking them out of her establishment. So much so that she now apparently writes op-eds for the Washington Post where she encourages other restaurant owners and staff to behave the same way. Even if that means tacitly approving of a waitress who spat in Eric Trump’s face.
To be sure, Wilkinson goes out of her way in the op-ed to say that she doesn’t approve of that particular tactic. But the rest of her piece is essentially geared to say, yeah, but you know, he kinda had it coming. Because after all, we’re good people. We’re patriotic Americans who care about children in cages. We’re the GOOD GUYS, and that means we don’t have to provide service to those evil bastards who align themselves with President Trump, whether through employment or blood.
“The high-profile clashes rarely involve one citizen fussing at another over the entrees,” she writes. “It’s more often a frustrated person (some of whom are restaurant employees) lashing out at the representatives of an administration that has made its name trashing norms and breaking backs. Not surprising, if you think about it: You can’t call people your enemies by day and expect hospitality from them in the evening.”
Oh, is that so? And when, exactly, have members of the Trump administration called restaurant employees their enemies? When have they called anyone an enemy, other than the media, which has more than earned that title through their outrageous reporting and bias? If we found out that Jim Acosta runs a little Mexican bistro in the evenings and HE kicked Sarah Sanders out, we wouldn’t bat an eyelash. What’s good for the gander, right? But what right does some random liberal have to spit in Eric Trump’s face? Do you seriously want to defend this trash, Stephanie?
“So when the day comes that the world feels returned to its normal axis, I expect we’ll see fewer highly charged encounters making headlines,” she writes. “In the meantime, the new rules apply. If you’re directly complicit in spreading hate or perpetuating suffering, maybe you should consider dining at home.”
The only ones spreading hate and perpetuating suffering are members of the Trump “Resistance.” They are the ones milkshaking (and viciously beating) independent journalists. They’re the ones confronting Republicans at restaurants (and at their homes). They’re the ones doxxing people. They’re the ones glorifying “punching Nazis” – which includes people who couldn’t be less similar to Nazis, by the way.
Oh, and Stephanie: If you think that you and your people can behave like rabid baboons for four years and then the world will “return to its normal axis” after a Democrat gets elected President, you have another think coming.