The owner of the Lexington, VA-based restaurant Red Hen, Stephanie Wilkinson, who kicked out Trump’s Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Friday night said she was not sorry for what she did.
I would have done the same thing again,
Wilkinson told the Washington Post.
She added that people need to “live their convictions” in some moments in life. Wilkinson believes that kicking out the nation’s Press Secretary was one of those moments.
On Saturday morning, Sanders took to Twitter to respond to a request for comment about what had happened at the restaurant the day before. She confirmed that she was asked to leave the establishment because she is a member of the Trump administration.
Sanders Calling for Respect
The Press Secretary did not mention the owner’s name but added that the owner’s actions speak more about Wilkinson than about her. Sanders added that she always strives to treat people with respect even when she disagrees with those people.
Red Hen’s owner said in the interview that she wasn’t at the location when Sanders arrived with a group. Her chef reportedly called her around 8 p.m. to inform her about the surprise guest.
Wilkinson reportedly arrived at the location and asked her employees to tell the Press Secretary to leave. The staff urged her to take care of the issue. The restaurant owner underlined that she isn’t really into politics but that night she made an exception. She believes that what she did was upholding her morals.
Witnesses confirmed that the restaurant owner told Sanders that she is running her business on certain standards along with “honesty, and compassion, and cooperation.” Sanders and her family were not charged for the food already ordered.
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