Twitter reminds Trump of his 'roach infested' restaurants after he condemns the Red Hen

Heather Gardner
Video Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders created quite a stir when she tweeted about how the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, VA, asked her family to leave this past weekend. The controversy resurfaced when President Trump chimed in on Monday — and boy, things escalated quickly.

Sander’s initial tweet generated both support and backlash on social media, after the press secretary claimed that she and her family were asked to leave the restaurant because she worked for the president.

But on Monday, it was the president’s turn to face the music, when he chimed in on the restaurant controversy. Instead of fussing over fairness, his usual talking point, Trump chose to focus on the Red Hen itself, particularly its cleanliness.

The internet, however, was quick to flip Trump’s narrative on its head. Several users pointed to the several of the president’s own restaurants, and their many, many health violations and bad reviews.

Sanders has not yet commented further on her tweet or the backlash, but she, and President Trump, may have committed a federal ethics violation in condemning the Red Hen.

Former director of the United States Office of Government Ethics, attorney Walter Shaub, tweeted that Sanders’s tweet was a “clear violation of 5 CFR 2635.702(a),” which states federal employees cannot use their government positions to either endorse, or denounce, private products, services, or enterprises. He added of the president, his “Red Hen rant would also violate the misuse of position regulation.”

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