White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was thrown out of a Virginia restaurant Friday night after the owner took issue with her role as “Trump’s mouthpiece.”
In a morning tweet, Sanders said she “politely left” the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington after the owner asked her to leave “because I work for POTUS.”
“Her actions say far more about her than about me,” Sanders wrote.
The incident prompted a social media uproar when it was first reported by Jaike Foley-Schultz, a Lexington man who said he works at the restaurant and witnessed Sanders being ejected. “My owner threw her out because she didn’t want the mouthpiece of Trump to eat in her restaurant,” Foley-Schultz wrote on Facebook, adding that seven of Sanders’ family members had left with her. The owner of the restaurant has yet to comment on the incident. Read more at Twitter.