Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Politics shouldn't be on a restaurant menu

On Friday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a Red Hen restaurant in Virginia. She'd barely been there with her party a few minutes when the chef put in a call to the restaurant owner, Stephanie Wilkinson, who requested that Mrs. Sanders leave the premises.


This is a product of President Donald Trump's America in 2018. Reverse discrimination, if you will. Ms. Wilkinson is opposed to President Trump's policies, and, unfortunately, any of his aides are going to be treated as collateral damage if they dine at eateries whose owners oppose Trump's Ugly American policies, such as his evolving, hate-filled stance on immigration. Two other Trump aides were asked to leave separate Mexican restaurants in the Washington area, a direct push back against Trump's mean-spirited, ill-conceived immigration policy.

The President is catering to a base of closeted bigots, a bunch of Archie Bunker wanna-bes who don't see both sides of the picture. The New York Daily News photoshopped the faces of Trump and three of his offspring on a file still from All in The Family, with Trump's face on the body of Archie Bunker himself (Carroll O'Connor), the other day.

Sarah Sanders' only crime in Lexington on Friday night was guilt by association. Her father, Arkansas governor-turned-TBN talk show host Mike Huckabee, defended his daughter, as a father should in this case.

A true Christian would be looking for and working on a more reasonable, peaceable solution to the immigration issue. Donald Trump professes to be a Christian, and has been a frequent guest on Mike Huckabee's TBN show. However, the perception given to the American public is anything but Christian. That has to change, and quickly, if his supporters want to see him re-elected in 2 years.

Do I agree with his approach to immigration? Of course not. We do not want the President to be perceived as a soulless, heartless bully, especially one whose ego demands he take credit for things he didn't have a direct involvement in.

There's only three words I have to say to the President right now. GET IT RIGHT!

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